Grand military parade in China marks 70 years of communist rule

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A grand military parade has been staged in China to mark 70 years of communist rule in the country.

Chinese President Xi Jinping rode an open-top limousine past symmetrical rows of troops and military vehicles, shouting “Hello comrades” as he passed.

The troops shouted back “Hello chairman” and turned their heads in unison to watch the president.
The president rode on an open-top limousine through the streets
Image:The president rode on an open-top limousine through the streets
The parade aimed to showcase the country's military capabilities
Image:The parade aimed to showcase the country’s military capabilities

Marching troops, a military band and a military gun salute were deployed as President Xi addressed a crowd of thousands following a flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square.

The square was only open to invited guests but the president’s speech was broadcast live across the country.

Credit: Sky News

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