The People’s Liberation Army was founded ninety years ago and over the last few days China has been marking the historic occasion.
The celebrations included a major parade on Sunday at a training base in Inner Mongolia staged before China’s President Xi Jinping. 12,000 troops took part and some of China’s most modern military equipment was on display.
CGTN’s Tang Bo has reports with the latest from Beijing.
To explain the growing role of China’s military internationally:
- Atul Khare, under-secretary-general for Field Support at the U.N.
Tonight’s panel takes a look at the history of the PLA as it celebrates its 90th anniversary:
- Zhao Xiaozhuo, deputy director of the Center on China-U.S. Defense Relations at the Academy of Military Science
- Brendan Mulvaney, director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at the National Defense University
- Qinduo Xu, a political analyst with China Radio International