China to put on huge show of force for World War Two anniversary

September 3, 2015 12:36 AM

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BEIJING China will put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by Western leaders but which underscores Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces.

More than 12,000 troops, mostly Chinese but with contingents from Russia and elsewhere, will march through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square from 10 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT Wednesday). They will be accompanied by a range of ballistic missiles, tanks and armored vehicles, many never seen in public before,...

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