26 Aug '15, 7am

#China is pulling out all the stops for its big #military parade

#China is pulling out all the stops for its big #military parade

Blocked highways, a closed airport, and shuttered tourist attractions just scratch the surface of the measures Beijing is taking to make sure its new national holiday goes off without a hitch. Declared in May, the new September 3 celebration is set to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. See also: Chinese soldiers transformed a military vehicle into a giant Transformer The main event will be a military parade on the day that would make North Korea blush. The city underwent a full-scale rehearsal last week. Military parade rehearsal in Beijing. #China #WW2 #Tiananmen pic.twitter.com/FvONjeRZfS — Beibei Bao (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) August 23, 2015 Several subway stations along the designated parade route were closed, and will probably be affected again during the three-day holiday period from Sept. 3 to 5. Several roads were closed down on Aug. 20 and won’t...

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