China flexes military muscle

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  • Friday, 04 Sep 2015

Symbol of peace: Doves flying over Tiananmen Square at the end of the military parade marking the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War in Beijing. The parade is one of the events which have taking place around the World to mark the 70th Anniversary of the WWII victory. — EPA

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jin­­ping lauded his country’s position as a major world power as Beijing marked the 70th anniversary of vic­­tory over Japan with a giant show of strength in Tiananmen Square.

Speaking on the Tiananmen Ros­trum where Mao Zedong declared the formation of the People’s Repu­blic in 1949, Xi said “total victory” over Japan “restored China’s status as a major country in the world”.

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