President Xi Jinping, left, former presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao at the grand parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war on September 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters

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President Xi Jinping, left, former presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao at the grand parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war on September 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters
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