Parade of power

Print edition : October 02, 2015

YJ anti-ship cruise missiles at the parade. For the first time, China rolled out its DF-21D ballistic missiles, which are geared to destroy aircraft carriers, the centrepiece of the U.S. power projection capability in the Pacific. Photo: AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping with Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Park Geun-hye (seated) of South Korea at the parade in Beijing on September 3. Photo: AP

PLA soldiers march in formation during the parade. Photo: XINHUA/ REUTERS

China showcases its military might in a stunning display of weaponry to send a message of deterrence to the U.S., providing alongside a glimpse of its aim to build a Eurasian world order.
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