President Xi Jinping inspects troops during a parade in 2015 to mark the defeat of Japan in World War II. Next week’s National Day event will be the biggest ever. Photo: Xinhua

China says National Day military parade ‘won’t disappoint’ in scale or advanced weapons

  • President Xi Jinping will inspect 15,000 troops, more than 160 aircraft and 580 active weapon systems during the event on October 1
  • Strategic nuclear missile systems – including the DF-41 ICBM – will appear at the end, according to insider
Topic |   China military

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President Xi Jinping inspects troops during a parade in 2015 to mark the defeat of Japan in World War II. Next week’s National Day event will be the biggest ever. Photo: Xinhua
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