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China celebrates 70 years of Communist rule

On the occasion of the anniversary in Beijing held a military parade.

China marked the 70th anniversary of Communist party rule with a large-scale demonstration of military power in Central Beijing.

Against this background, Chinese President XI Jinping promised the country’s peaceful development but warned that the armed forces would protect China’s sovereignty.

Tuesday’s celebrations were the most important event of the year in the country, as China tries to build an image of confidence in the face of new challenges, including nearly four months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong and a trade war with the United States sapping the country’s economy.

Dressed in a gray suit in the style of Mao Zedong, President XI Jinping, in the presence of his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, said that China would adhere to a mutually beneficial strategy of openness.

The country’s armed forces must resolutely defend China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, as well as defend world peace, XI Jinping said in a speech that was broadcast live on state television.

“No force can shake China’s position or stop the advance of the Chinese people and country,” said XI Jinping, speaking from the rostrum of the Gates of heavenly tranquility, from where Mao Zedong announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.