China says will likely invite Western Allies to WW2 parade

March 26, 2015 10:20 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it will likely invite military representatives from the Western Allies who fought with China during World War Two to march in a parade in Beijing later this year to mark 70 years since the war's end.

Beijing's commemorations, likely to be held in September, will include a military parade, but the government has been coy about exactly who it has invited, though Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend.

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