China’s Preparing Tiananmen Square Military Parade: Report

From AFP:

China will mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic with a military parade showcasing the nation’s latest weapons, state press said Sunday.

General Chen Bingde, chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, has been put in charge of the October 1 parade — which was last held on the 50th anniversary a decade ago, the People’s Daily said on its website.

“The National Day military parade can showcase the modernisation, the build-up and the great success of China’s military and display its great strength in defending and reunifying the motherland and advancing world peace,” it said.

January 4, 2009 11:53 PM
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