Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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Why this National Day marks much more than the 70th anniversary of modern China

  • As the country stands on the threshold of fulfilling Xi Jinping’s vision of the nation’s rejuvenation at the forefront of international powers, it faces the challenges of the expectations of a new middle class, a prolonged trade war with the US and unrest in a troubled Hong Kong amid trepidation of what National Day may bring

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Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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J-20 stealth fighter jets will be featured in Tuesday’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP

Mass show of advanced military aircraft set for China’s National Day parade

  • Fly-past will begin with helicopters and feature the country’s new generation warplanes
  • A People’s Liberation Army Air Force officer will lead the squadron in a KJ-2000 and become the first serving commander to fly in a National Day parade
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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J-20 stealth fighter jets will be featured in Tuesday’s National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
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