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
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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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China’s land-based DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile will be among the military hardware on show on October 1. Photo: Reuters

China’s National Day parade to showcase advances in nuclear deterrence

  • Military experts say PLA modernisation brought about during Xi Jinping’s presidency will be the main focus of October 1 celebration in Beijing
  • It’s necessary for China to ‘show some of its muscle’ amid the trade dispute with the US, observer says
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China’s land-based DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile will be among the military hardware on show on October 1. Photo: Reuters
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