China unveils plans for V-Day parade

Updated: 2015-06-23 11:12


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China unveils plans for V-Day parade

Chinese servicemen march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russian May 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday announced plans for this year's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, including inviting militaries of other countries to participate in a parade on Sept. 3.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will attend the event and deliver an important speech, an official said at a press conference on Tuesday.

At the event, Xi will award medals to veterans and generals who participated in the war and family dependents of the deceased.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. It will be the first time for the country to hold a special parade to commemorate the victory.

Japan signed the formal surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, and China celebrated its victory the following day. September 3 was declared Victory Day.