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    China anniversary: Beijing celebrations mark 70 years of Communist rule

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    No force can ever stop the Chinese people and nation from marching forward."



    China is hosting lavish events to mark 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
    On 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong - or Chairman Mao - announced the formation of the PRC, after communist forces won a bloody civil war.

    Modern China has since developed at an extraordinary pace, but it has also one of the world's most restrictive states.
    One of the biggest military parades ever is currently under way in Tiananmen Square in central Beijing.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, said in a brief opening address: "No force can ever stop the Chinese people and nation from marching forward." He then inspected the 15,000 troops gathered at the parade.




    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    BBC link which has an interesting video start ... about 2 mins

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49808078

    ^ gave rise to this image below ...



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    The Hong Kong "celebrations" will be a blast.

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    I have a lot of mixed emotions on China, to be honest.
    A lot of people seem to revere Mao Zedong, but he killed so many innocent people. I went to see his embalmed body one day.. freakin' unbelievable.

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    China anniversary: Beijing celebrations mark 70 years of Communist rule-thumbnail_105972183-1560772522426rts2ibk0.jpg

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    Anybody from Thailand?

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    In pictures: China shows off military might at 70th anniversary parade

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    About 15,000 Chinese military personnel featured in the parade


    Deep-sea drones and an intercontinental ballistic missile were among the advanced weapons on public display for the first time at a parade marking 70 years of communist rule in China.

    According to the Ministry of National Defence, about 15,000 military personnel, 580 pieces of military equipment and 160 aircraft featured.

    Military march-pasts on a grand scale have a long history in the country.



    Huge floats bore emblems including that of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (R)


    For China, experts say today's parade is also a show of strength to the US.
    "We have to remember that China's claims to territory are driving this - and many of these places happen to be claimed by US allies like Japan, and nations in the South China Sea," says Mr Grevatt.


    At its heart is a strategy known as known as "anti-access area denial".




    China's military displayed new intercontinental ballistic missiles in public for the first time



    Weapons expert Alex Neill of International Institute for Strategic Studies says the DF-41 can reportedly carry "a warhead payload of 10 multiple, independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV)".

    See ... http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...c-missile.html (China displays new ballistic missile)



    Satellite images of the parade moving through Beijing's streets gave an idea of its vast scale


    Lots more @ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49891769

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    ^You missed the gay protest picture from that article in your C&P Davo

    This was an embarrassment for the regime on its big day as a squadron of bum-burgling rogue top gun mavericks rained on Pooh's parade with a protest at the treatment of teh gays in China


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    Im all for someone out there to help Russia balance out the world. Russian does 10x as much with less. It was a strong showing but it wouldnt be asia without one big laugher

    Meet the gyro squads. I wonder if they both pedal at the same time or take turns


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