Grand military parade celebrates Victory Day
China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000, President Xi Jinping announced Thursday.
Before the parade got underway, President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech. He reflected on history and said China will continue to take the path of peaceful development. He then inspected over ten thousand Chinese troops and the country’s most advanced weaponry.
This massive parade is China's first to mark the victory of the war of resistance and the end of World War Two. Many people say the parade is not so much a show of military might, but more a tribute to history and the hard-won peace.
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