Ahead of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the BBC News Website asked a range of Chinese people what their country had achieved and where it will be in another six decades.
Mr Sun, ship-building industry worker, 43, Shanghai
I've witnessed China's development in the last three decades, since China opened up to the world. I still remembered my childhood, people working hard to get basic food and clothes.
Look at China today - ordinary people enjoy a much healthier life, better education system, health care, infrastructure and freedom. I really hope our county will develop further.
We are on our way to set up a more reliable social system, develop our own technology, create more freedom and play a bigger role in the world.
In the meantime, in order to have sustainable development, we will have to take a good care of our environment and reduce energy consumption by adopting more environmentally friendly technology.
The government also needs to tackle the increasing gap between rich and poor so that our society becomes more fair.
In 60 years, China will be a rich, democratic, friendly, clean and technology-oriented country!