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  1. 60th anniversary parade will show the military's modernisation

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The October 1 military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China would aim to display the fruits of the country's defence and military ... in 2007 uniforms. A separate Xinhua report said preparations for the parade were already under way. '[Previous parades] have left a wonderful and deep impression on everyone in the country, ...

  2. A confident nation doesn't ban celebrations

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such gains in so short a time. Parades, festivities and parties should be the order in every province, city and town. It is a shame that the government has dictated that public celebrations ... a single parade. If the drills and rehearsals that have been taking place across Beijing for the past few months are any guide, television viewers are going to be impressed. The occasion ...

  3. Doubts about China's rise dangerous for us all

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equipped they are, capabilities cannot be judged by watching the event; no inkling will be given of how widely weapons are deployed. The parade is intended to foster national pride. Chinese people ... The Communist Party places great store in the military parade at the heart of Thursday's anniversary celebrations of its coming to power. Fly-pasts by jet aircraft and columns ...

  4. Fresh interest in female soldiers after parade

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The phalanx of female soldiers at the National Day parade was such a hit that the Defence Ministry has decided it wants more - and has announced that a new round ... to the Fujian Daily, many female undergraduates in the province said the grand military parade was so impressive they had decided to become soldiers. The report quoted Dong Ying, a student at Yang-En ...

  5. 8,000 soldiers to lead anniversary parade in capital

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Further details emerged yesterday of the parade that will mark the 60th anniversary of the Communist Party's rule - more than 8,000 soldiers will march with 500 of the country's most advanced military weapons in a choreographed display. The parade on October 1 would be a showcase of the PLA's finest weaponry, all made domestically, most of it never shown ...

  6. Invite war veterans to grand parade, PLA delegate urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan War veterans should be invited to take part in this year's grand military parade on October 1 to recognise their contributions to the People's Republic of China ... Military Commission approves it as soon as possible, even though I don't think I will be chosen.' A navy parade would also be launched in waters off Qingdao, Shandong, on April 23, ...

  7. PLA needs marching girls for big day parade

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michele Wong Beijing has started to prepare for a grand military parade to commemorate next year's 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, according to media reports. The authorities have posted announcements online and on community boards, calling for women interested in participating in the parade to register with the military. Candidates ...

  8. Mia Farrow to highlight Darfur crisis during HK parade

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hollywood actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow will make a public appearance in Hong Kong on the day of the Olympic torch relay in the city to call for China to act on the Darfur crisis. The 63-year-old Golden Globe Award-winning star will be spea ...

  9. All 15,000 PLA parade tickets are snapped up in two hours

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hundreds who stood in line are left disappointed and angry Thousands of tickets to the People's Liberation Army's 77th anniversary parade next Sunday were snapped up ... that the PLA should not hold a parade next year if it could not make more tickets available. The sale of tickets began 30 minutes early at 8am, as a queue of more than 1,000 people circled the Central ...

  10. Rising religious pride and prejudice

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Hagai Segal Early last month, the tiny Christian community of Charsadda, in northwest Pakistan, received a stark ultimatum: immediately convert to Islam or 'face the consequences'. This naturally caused great concern, but also came as little sur ...




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