Taiwan stands up to China with military parade to underline its role against Japanese in WWII

July 4, 2015 3:43 AM

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Taiwan stands up to China with military parade to underline its role against Japanese in WWII

Taiwan's military starts its massive parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, with cannon salutes at the military base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) (The Associated Press)

Spectators wave the national flag as they wait for the start of a massive parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, at the military base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday ...

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