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China’s National Day parade, as it happened

  • National Day parade through the heart of the capital expected to be the biggest yet in terms of weapons on show
  • Mass display comes as the country grapples with myriad challenges, including slowing economic growth and a trade war

 

Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70
President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30, 2019. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping to outline his vision of a strong China in grand National Day celebration

  • President will preside over meticulously planned events including lavish military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule
  • He led top officials to pay tribute to People’s Republic founding father Mao Zedong on Monday
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30, 2019. Photo: AFP
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