Women soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army add more colour to the parade. Photo: AP

Grey skies, red dancers and a rainbow of fighter jets bring colour to China’s birthday show

  • Multicoloured smoke brings delight for one young spectator in Beijing but crowds in Shanghai are left watching blank screens in the rain
  • There was dancing in Shenzhen, an early start in Guangzhou and violent clashes in Hong Kong
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Women soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army add more colour to the parade. Photo: AP
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.