Cheng Qiang was just 12 when his home in Sichuan was hit by a massive earthquake and airborne troops were sent to help. Photo: People.cn

Sichuan earthquake survivor joins ranks of airborne soldiers at China’s 70th anniversary parade

  • Cheng Qiang was just 12 when a magnitude 8 tremor destroyed his village, but he never forgot the heroism of the soldiers sent to help and swore one day to join their ranks
  • Now a squad leader, on October 1 he will also be part of the National Day celebrations in Tiananmen Square
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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Cheng Qiang was just 12 when his home in Sichuan was hit by a massive earthquake and airborne troops were sent to help. Photo: People.cn
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