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Major General suggests institutionalizing military parade through legislation

(Source: China Military Online)   2015-03-04

  BEIJING, March 4 (ChinaMil) – A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on March 2 that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II and the victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, and China will hold a military parade and other commemorative activities in Beijing.

  Maj. Gen. Liu Jian, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and former vice president of the Equipment College of the Chinese People’ Liberation Army (PLA), suggested institutionalizing and normalizing military parade through legislation on March 3, 2015.

  Liu puts forward a suggestion that the military parades should be held on the National Day, the Army Day, and the Anniversary Day of the Victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, as well as other important days.

  Military parade on the National Day, as the largest military parade, could be held every five or ten years, showcasing the most advanced military equipment.

  With much flexible forms, the parades on the Army Day and the Anniversary Day of the Victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression can be held every one or two years and the scale would be limited to a proper range.

  Military parades in commemorating other important days can be held as required.

  According to Liu, the goal of the military parade in 2015 is to unite people who love peace across the world and compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, help remind them of the disaster brought by fascist, and make them work together to prevent a repetition of historic tragedy. What’s more important is to educate young people to remember the history and cherish peace.

Editor:Zhang Tao
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