China to hold military parade to mark victory of anti-Japanese war (on 3rd Sep)

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  1. shiphone

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    China to hold military parade to mark victory of anti-Japanese war

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/02/c_134031364.htm

    BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- China will hold a military parade this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Monday evening.

    Other events that will also mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War include a rally, a reception and an evening gala in Beijing, which will be attended by President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders, the spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, without revealing exact dates of the parade and other events.

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    China Headlines: China unveils V-Day parade plans, stressing anti-Fascist role

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    BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday announced plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, including inviting foreign militaries to participate in a parade on Sept. 3 in Beijing.

    President Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will speak at the event, Wang Shiming, deputy head of the CPC Central Committee publicity department, told a press conference.

    Representatives of veterans, civilians who supported the army during the war and relatives of the fallen will take part in the parade, which will "show our respect for veterans, civilians and martyrs alike".

    Xi will also present medals to representatives of war veterans and relatives of deceased military officers, Wang said.

    "The day has finally come," said Sun Chunlong, head of the Shenzhen Longyue Charity Foundation, a charitable organization for veterans.

    As soldiers who had risked their lives fighting for national integrity, they have long hoped for such an honor, Sun said.

    He presented a list of 7,000 veterans, most of whom are over 90, to military authorities.

    "Almost 10 veterans pass away every day. For many of them, this year may be the last anniversary they see," he said.

    The parade will be the first time China has marked the anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, and the victory of WWII, Maj. Gen. Qu Rui of the parade steering group, told a press conference.

    It will also feature some of China's latest weaponry.

    Active Chinese units, including the Eighth Route Army, New Fourth Army, Northeast China Anti-Japanese United Forces and South China Guerrillas, will participate in the parade, said Qu, who is also deputy chief of operations with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) general staff headquarters.

    Troops will be selected from seven military area commands. Navy, Air Force, Second Artillery Force, Armed Police and units under the direct command of the PLA general headquarters and departments will also take part.

    "We have issued invitations, and foreign troops who wish to participate are welcome," said Qu.

    "We hope history and the future will be connected through this military parade. China and the world can unite under the message of peace and development," Qu said.

    "The invitation extended to foreign militaries shows China wishes to safeguard world peace," he added.

    Some Kuomintang (KMT) veterans will also take part in the parade, Qu said, adding that KMT troops played an important role in the war.

    Japan signed its formal surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, and China celebrated its victory the following day. After the war, KMT forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, were defeated in a civil war by the CPC and fled to Taiwan in 1949.

    "The inclusion of KMT veterans in the parade demonstrates the CPC's respect and safeguarding of history. It fully recognizes the contribution by the KMT to ensure victory." said Yu Pei, a historian from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

    Equipment and armaments slated to be included in the parade will be mainly domestic and in active service, many of which will be having their first public outing, Qu said, adding preparations for the parade adhere to the principles of pragmatism, frugality and efficiency.

    All parade troops will assemble at a Beijing training base for three months of training.

    "The aim of the parade is to show China's determination to follow the path of peaceful development, defend world peace and national sovereignty, security and development, demonstrating the great sacrifices and contribution by Chinese people, and to display our army's latest achievements in building a modern defence force," Qu said.

    Apart from the military parade, an array of other activities will commemorate the anniversary, including seminars and a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.

    Last month, China announced a national holiday to celebrate the victory on Sept. 3, hoping to encourage more people to take part in commemoration activities.

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    During Tuesday's briefing, Wang thanked other nations for their "precious support" in China's war against Japanese aggression while defending China's role in WWII.

    The Soviet Union, United States, United Kingdom and France all supported China during the war, Wang said.

    The Soviet Union was the first to come to China's aid, and the actions of Soviet troops in northeast China accelerated the defeat of the invaders, Wang said.

    The United States also provided great support, with the UK and France offering economic aid and military cooperation, he said. Dozens of other countries also contributed to the war effort.

    Wang thanked a number of individuals including American journalist Agnes Smedley and Canadian doctor Henry Norman Bethune. "Chinese people will forever remember the precious contribution of people from many countries," he said.

    He also pointed out that some westerners downplayed China's role in WWII, saying they "lack objectivity and appreciation of China's position and role."

    "The historical facts are that the Chinese people's war against Japanese aggression was an important part of the world anti-fascist war and [China] played a significant role as the major oriental battlefield," he said.

    China defeated Japanese invaders, killing more than 1.5 million their troops, which coordinated with the allies' campaigns. China also paid a great price, with more than 35 million soldiers and civilians sacrificed.

    China's position in the Asian theater and the Asian theater's position in WWII should be understood, recognized and remembered by the international community, said Yin Zhuo, director of an expert consultation committee of the PLA Navy. "That is [shows] respect for history."

    He said some countries had intentionally belittled the CPC's role in fighting Japanese Fascists through guerrilla wars.

    It is hoped that Western countries shelve their differences and promote a diversified international society that features exchange and integration, just like in World War II; abandoning prejudice and fighting side by side against Fascism.

    Without China's resistance, the situation would have been much harder for Western allies on the Asian front, according to Rana Mitter, director of Oxford University's China Center.

    According to Rana, who is also the author of the book Forgotten Ally: China's World War II 1937-1945, the tragic, titanic struggle that China waged in the 1930s and 1940s was not just for its own national dignity and survival, but for the victory of all the Allies.
     
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    the training has been on for quite a while...let's have a look at one of such a training/preview of "air echelons participating in the parade"

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    KJ2000 escorted by the J10s from Aug 1st team...

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    KJ200, Y-8T (C3I airborne command post) escorted by J11 and J10A

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    echelon formed by Navy Aviation Force...

    Navy's KJ200 AEW&C, Y-8J AEW , Y-9JB ELINT

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    for the first time ever, the New H-6K and KD-20 air-launched cruiser missile were officially revealed...

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    the air refueling formation-- H-6U and J10

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    J15 formation with the hook down


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    no.100-- the first SBP(similar to LSP)

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    KJ500 also joined in the show...this is the latest member of China AEW&C system family which has just be commissioned into PLAAF and PLANAF...at least 4 planes have been delivered and 2 more on the way...

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    China rehearses V-Day parade

    BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- China held a large-scale rehearsal for the Sept. 3 military parade from Saturday evening to Sunday morning in Tian'anmen Square and along the Chang'an Avenue in downtown Beijing.

    More than 10,000 servicemen and servicewomen, about 500 military vehicles and nearly 200 aircraft attended the rehearsal, Xinhua learned from a military source.

    All formations, including foreign troops and World War II veterans, were present while about 35,000 guests observed the parade.

    The rehearsal was "smooth and orderly" and achieved the expected results, the source said.

    The upcoming parade will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory of the war of China's resistance against the Japanese invasion.

    The rehearsal was held on the weekend to minimize inconvenience caused by traffic control in various parts of Beijing.


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    the rehearsal started on Saturday night in the rain ....

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    here comes the Unofficial pix....LOL


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    stock market will also be closed for a few days ... was this anticipated (stock market correction) hence the large (larger) show of military. also a large gathering of people not only in beijing but any other areas ... but what happens after the show and also please be careful of the rain and also something breaking down. all the best for a good show.
     
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    Parade rehearsals --

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    UAVs...

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    An12copy . Hope u chinis have paid copyright money to Antonov
     
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    the flying pass on the rehearsal last Sunday...

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    loads of Helis...CCTV news screen shots..

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    Remembering 'nanjing's schindler'
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    A special yellow rose that was planted by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II at the peace tree in Nanjing last year. The rose is named the "Nanjing Forever - Sindberg Rose" after Bernhard Arp Sindberg, a Danish national who saved 20,000 people during the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38. Li Xiang / X



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    Bernhard Arp Sindberg established a refugee camp in 1937 with German Karl Gunther and other expatriate workers. Provided to China Daily

    In his book, 1937-1938 and the Atrocities of Humanity, Dai describes conditions in the camp: "Huge crowds of people stood or sat next to each other. The sheds were very close; there wasn't even space for toilets."

    Xia Quanliang and Su Guobao, two survivors from Hushan village, told Dai, "Our lives were worse than those of oxen and horses."

    Sindberg was also quoted as saying: "Only God knows how those poor people suffered."

    The Danish watchman and his colleagues established a hospital inside the factory to treat the sick and injured, although seriously ill people were sent to downtown Nanjing to receive treatment. Sinberg begged the Drum Tower Hospital and the Red Cross to provide nurses, medicine and bandages.

    He also provided food and information for those who became isolated in the downtown International Safety Zone. Because it was located in a remote area of the city, the factory had a generator, which allowed residents to listen to radio reports about the progress of the war. In addition to saving lives, Sindberg also wrote a journal recording local events and took photos of the atrocities committed by the Japanese.

    "Sindberg and a US priest, John Magee, who was president of the Nanjing Committee of the International Red Cross, photographed the disgusting acts committed by Japanese troops around the cement factory and the nearby Qixia Temple," said Jing Shenghong, a historian at Nanjing Normal University who specializes in studies of the massacre.

    "He wrote letters to friends in his hometown of Aarhus, Denmark, describing the massacre in detail," he added.
    On Feb 2, 1938, Sindberg handed his records of the massacre to John Rabe, the-then president of the Nanjing Safety Zone, and Lewis Smythe, secretary of the zone's international committee.

    After being deported by the Japanese in March 1938, Sindberg traveled to Europe where he toured Denmark and Germany with an exhibition of his writings and photos as a way of alerting the world to Japan's brutal incursion into China.

    In 1939, Sindberg left Denmark for good and headed to the US, where he lived until his death in 1983.

    According to his niece, Marianne Andersen, Sindberg rarely mentioned his experiences in wartime China, and only opened up when he'd had too much to drink. "He never told me about his experiences of saving people from the massacre," Andersen said. "I think it remained a traumatic episode all his life. When you experience extremely horrible things, it's hard to speak about them."

    Andersen, a keen gardener, bred a special yellow rose and named it the "Nanjing Forever - Sindberg Rose" after her late uncle. Dai sent her an e-mail in which he praised the flower, saying that yellow is the most exalted and honored color in China.

    In April last year, when Denmark's Queen Margrethe II visited the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, she praised the yellow roses on display in the Peace Hall. At the same event, Andersen, who was among the Danish invitees, met with Su to remember the victims of the massacre.

    "Sindberg would have been an adventurous sailor without those 107 days at the cement factory," said Wu Xianbin, curator of the Nanjing Folk Anti-Japanese War Museum. "His heroic behavior meant he was regarded as a god by the people he helped to save."

    To honor Sindberg's bravery, the local people sent a silk banner, 98 centimeters long and 36 centimeters wide, to their "savior", as they called him. Andersen donated the banner, which bears the words "The Good Samaritan" and was signed by 11 people, to the memorial hall in 2006.
     
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    Good organization, maintenance and discipline. I seriously love the PLA parades and the Russian parades. Truly what a good military show and tell should be all about.
     
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