China held victory day parade to commemorate WW-II victory over Japan

Sep 4, 2015 09:06 IST

China on 3 September 2015 held a special military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory over Japan during the World War II (WW-II) in 1945.

It was held at the historic Tiananmen Square in the capital Beijing and was attended by many foreign dignitaries including the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In the parade, China’s military might was showcased including the anti-ship carrier killer missile Dongfeng-21D.

During the occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to reduce the strength of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by 3 lakh by 2017.

At present, the PLA is the world's largest military with 2.3 million members. China (130 billion US dollars) also has the second biggest defence budget after the USA (530 billion US dollars).

About WW-II

• It was a global war that lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 killing millions of military personnel and innocent civilians worldwide.
• The war was between the Allies (the USA, the UK, Russia, China, France, etc) and the Axis (Germany, Japan, Italy, etc).
• Japan launched a full-scale invasion of China in 1937 that claimed 14 million Chinese lives.
• China’s victory over Japan in 1945 was a crucial event that led to the end of war in Asia and the Pacifics.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Is this article important for exams ? Yes8 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: China-Japan rivalry , WW-II , 70th anniversary , USA-China , Tiananmen square

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK