The number 70 formed by fireworks over Tiananmen Square during the evening gala to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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Parade more about peace than war

  • For some, the showcase of military prowess could appear threatening but China’s rise is also built on its commitment to a peaceful world

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The number 70 formed by fireworks over Tiananmen Square during the evening gala to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles capable of reaching the US mainland during the parade to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic. Photo: AP

Military advances and Xi Jinping’s supreme status among the themes as Beijing celebrates National Day

  • 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China marked by its biggest ever military parade and huge civilian parade
  • Xi says no force can stop China ‘marching forward’ and vows to protect the long-term stability of Hong Kong
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles capable of reaching the US mainland during the parade to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic. Photo: AP
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