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China flexes its military muscle

Many are concerned about the message Beijing is sending amid regional tensions.

See China’s Epic Parade Commemorating the End of World War II

Beijing’s Tiananmen Square played host to a massive military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II. The festivities included 12,000 synchronized troops, 500 pieces of military equipment, and 200 aircraft

Check Out The Perfect Symmetry At China's World War II Parade

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Here's a sight for sore eyes.  China held a military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday, commemorating the 70th anniversary of its victory over Japan in World War II. The event was widely seen as a way for China to flex its muscles in the international arena. Show More Summary

V-J Day at 70: China Mangles History and Projects A More Doubtful Future

There were only a few things wrong with the massive parade today in Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Victory over Japan Day. The folks doing the celebrating only tangentially represent the Chinese who most actively resisted the Japanese invaders. Show More Summary

China's Military Parade Is an Act of Transparency

BEIJING -- Just like Mona Lisa, China's development of weapons and equipment has been colored by a dense mysticism. Since the National Day Parade in 1999, the weapons and equipment displayed at the event have caught the attention of the world. Show More Summary

China Troop Cuts Announced During Beijing’s WWII Parade

Leaders in China announced troop cuts during Beijing’s WWII parade. Although he did not discuss details, Chinese President Xi Jinping confirmed the People’s Liberation Army will be reduced by 300,000 troops over the next three years....Show More Summary

Putin's China visit fails to snag major project financing

BEIJING/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to China produced a clutch of new deals on Thursday, but failed to secure funding for vital infrastructure projects, underscoring the limits to a relationship Moscow casts as a counterweight to the West.

The world's largest military just threw a massive parade to celebrate the end of World War II

China held an extravagant military parade today in Beijing's Tiennamen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender to Allied powers and the end of World War II. Although there was a dearth of high level western leaders at...Show More Summary

China Celebrates 70th Anniversary of WWII's End With Lavish Military Parade

About 12,000 servicemen as well as 500 units of military hardware and over 200 military aircraft took part in a military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, that was held in Beijing, China.

Before massive military parade, President Xi Jinping announces troop levels will be cut by 300,000

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just before, the much ballyhooed and completely massive military parade held in Beijing earlier today to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Chinese President Xi Jinping non-ironically announced that he would be cutting troop levels by 300,000. [ more › ]

China's Massive Victory Day Parade Was Long On Weapons But Short On Power Players

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in WWII, a conflict that took some 14 million Chinese lives, was celebrated in grand fashion this morning in Beijing. Yet the fact that high-level American and European dignitaries were nowhereShow More Summary

China Parades New ‘Carrier-Killer’ Missile as its Navy Cases Alaska

Beijing is challenging the U.S.’s dominance in the Far East and the Pacific

U.S. veterans' delegation 'proud' to take part in China military parade

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Among those honored at Thursday's military parade in Beijing was a delegation of American World War II veterans from the California-based Flying Tigers Historical Organization. 

5 Takeaways from China’s Military Parade

5 takeaways from Beijing's military parade -- and what it means for China's neighbors.

China, Vietnam agree to 'properly handle' disputes

BEIJING (Reuters) - The leaders of China and Vietnam agreed on Thursday to "properly handle" their disputes, China's official Xinhua news agency reported, amid tension over a territorial spat in the South China Sea.

With China's Market Chaos Offline, Futures Levitate On ECB Easing Hopes

With China closed today, the usual overnight market manipulation fireworks out of Beijing were absent but that does not meant asset levitation could not take place, and instead of the daily kick start out of China today it has been all...Show More Summary

China Holds Huge Military Parade, Pledges to Cut Army

Tanks, missiles, and troops in lock-step filed past Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square in a massive parade today commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago and underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of...

The World’s Next Superpower Announces Itself With an Epic Parade

Beijing flexes its muscle with an impressive display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its World War Two victory over Japan

Check out some things you might have missed from CCTV's wall-to-wall coverage of Beijing's Victory Day parade

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Millions of people, including us at Shanghaiist, have tuned into CCTV's livefeed of the grand events going on at Tiananmen Square earlier today. News feeds are already overflowing with images of PLA tanks, missiles and planes, so instead here's a brief overview of pre-parade happenings on state media. [ more › ]

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