China to display military’s capability to defend ‘world peace’

“In reference to the common practice of other countries, we hold the military parade as an important part of the 70th anniversary commemorations, with the aim to display the resolve and capability of the people of China and the world to defend world peace rather than ‘flex muscles’,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said March 3.

China will also invite leaders of “major participating countries in the Second World War.”

“China will send out invitations to leaders of all countries and international organizations related to the commemorations. The invitation work is still underway, and relevant information will be released in due course,” said the Chinese spokesperson.