Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China demonstrates its military might with war parade, as observers say President Xi Jinping plans to boost PLA's combat ability

Impressive display of weaponry at parade is China's way of telling the world it is confident of defending itself effectively in any armed conflict

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Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Battle tanks join the military parade in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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