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The 70th Anniversary Of China's Victory In World War II Will Be Held In Tian'anmen Square Tomorrow

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A parade marking the 70th anniversary of China's victory in World War II will be held in Tian'anmen Square on September 3, 2015, the first statutory "Victory Day of Chinese people's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression".


Here are some interesting facts:


1. It is the first parade not held on China's National Day
China has held 14 military parades since the establishment of the People's Republic of China. In 1999 and 2009, grand military parades were held to celebrate the country's 50th and 60th founding anniversary.

2. Kuomintang veterans are invited to participate in the parade

The organizer has invited some Kuomintang veterans to participate in this parade. It is worth remembering that the Kuomintang army played an important role in China's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.


3. Senior officers will take part as unit leaders in the parade

Generals rather than junior officers will lead the unit to present the image of the People's Liberation Army. 


4. Participation of foreign military teams

Foreign military representatives from Russia, Mongolia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and other countries will take part in the parade. This is the first time foreign military teams join in a Chinese military parade.


5. New military hardware will be displayed in the parade

6. The veterans who survived in the war of Resistance against Japanese Aggression have reached the average age of 90
More than 300 veterans have been invited to the parade to mark the appreciation of the country for their contribution to the war effort. 

7. 51 female guards of honor have average height of 1.78 meters
It is the first time female guards of honor will join a parade. The total number of 51 female guards of honor have an average height of 1.78 meters and age of 20.88% of participants hold a bachelor degree or higher.


8. Over 2,400 people join in the chorus

More than 2,400 soldiers from the troop will join in the martial music chorus for the parade. They will sing about thirty classic songs that tell about stories during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.


Source: China Daily




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