China marks 70th anniversary of victory in World War II

Video:Coverage of the Victory Day parade from Beijing

Watch the rebroadcast of festivities commemorating 70th anniversary of China’s victory in World War II from Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

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Why Sept. 3 is China’s Victory Day

All eyes were on Beijing Thursday as it commenced commemoration activities to mark the end of World War II and the victory of Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

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What to look for in China’s WWII victory parade

On Sept. 3, 2015, China will hold a massive parade in Beijing honoring the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. More than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military equipment and 200 different aircraft will be on display. Find out what to keep […]

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By the numbers: 9 facts about the V-day parade

China is all set to host a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory of the Resistance Against Japanese Aggression at Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 in Beijing. Here are nine facts about this parade you […]

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Chinese WWII veterans celebrate V-Day

The Victory Day Parade carries special meaning for veterans of the Second World War, who risked their lives on battle fields to gain a cherished victory.

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Chinese veteran recalls Lugou Bridge battle

China hold ceremonies this week to mark the 78th anniversary of the beginning of China’s eight-year War of Resistance Against Japan, in 1937. On July 7th that year, Japanese troops marched across Lugou Bridge, and into Beijing. 

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Learn about China's involvement in World War II

Learn about China’s World War II history

Learn about China’s involvement in World War II in our 70th anniversary in 70 seconds videos. 

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Mapping China’s major battles of WWII

Follow along with us as we map out the locations of major battles and events in China during WWII. We’ll add new stops along the way as we pass the anniversaries of these events.

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Sand sculptures depict victory in war against Japanese aggression

Sand sculptures depict victory in war against Japanese aggression

A themed sand sculpture exhibition has opened to the public for free in Funing County of east China’s Jiangsu Province to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

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Victory at Bailingmiao was morale boost for Chinese during WWII

After Japan invaded northeastern China in 1931, it moved westward. In historical Suiyuan province in northern China, Japan founded a puppet Mongolian government and military.

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The WWII invasion that led to Japan’s surrender

The Zhijiang Campaign was the Japanese invasion of west Hunan and the subsequent Chinese counterattack that occurred between April and June 1945.

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Japan’s wartime deeds not easily forgotten in China

World War II may have ended 70 years ago, but in a southwest Beijing suburb where the Lugou bridge is located, residents daily relive battles the Chinese fought with Japanese invaders so long ago.

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China names more sites, heroes to commemorate WWII

China’s State Council releases a second list of 100 state facilities and sites commemorating the 70th anniversary of the country’s victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

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President Xi presents medals to war veterans

China honored veterans of World War II at a ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. During the event, President Xi Jinping presented 30 medals to veterans, including some from India and Canada, who helped China during the War.

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WWII US general leaves legacy of friendship

In an interview with CCTV News, Retired U.S. colonel, John Easterbrook said that the invaluable legacy his grandfather General Joseph Stilwell left from WWII is the friendship between Chinese and American people.

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A look at the Americans who helped the Chinese Air Force

One hundred pilots and 200 technicians were recruited as “volunteers” for the Chinese Air Force. Their mission: to help defeat the Japanese. They were dubbed “The Flying Tigers.”

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Chinese social media reaction to Victory Day Parade

As Beijing enters the final stages of preparation for the Victory Day Parade Thursday, those interacting on Chinese social media seem enthusiastic about the buzz created by the big event.

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Get a digital perspective of WWII Victory Parade in new app

If you’re not able to attend China’s WWII anniversary parade in Beijing, there’s another way to participate.

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Timeline of Beijing’s big V-Day parade

Beijing is gearing up for commemoration activities marking the end of World War II and the victory of the Resistance Against Japanese Aggression on Thursday. More than 12,000 troops are expected to participate in the parade, in addition to hundreds of pieces of military equipment […]

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China hosts V-day military parade

Fifty formations marched along Chang’an Avenue during the Victory Day military parade. And CCTV America reporters were at the scene to witness the grand event.

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WWII anniversary parade in Beijing, promotes power and peace

Thursday, Sept. 3 marked the 70th anniversary of the victory of China’s War of Resistance and World War II. “Victory Day” on Sept. 3 is the date to commemorate Japan’s surrender.

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China to reduce military by 300,000 troops

China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000, President Xi Jinping said Thursday. The total number of troops in the Chinese PLA has gone down from 6.27 million to 2 million.

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China marks Japan WWII defeat, Xi announces cuts to military

China marks Japan WWII defeat, Xi announces cuts to military

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China will cut its number of troops by 300,000, as he kicked off a massive military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War II in Asia.

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Nell Calloway: Friendship forged in WWII should continue

A group of over 100 foreign VIPs from 15 nations have been invited to attend the V-Day celebrations. CCTV reporter Su Yuting spoke to Nell Calloway, granddaughter of “Flying Tigers” commander General Claire Chennault

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Germany reflects on WWII 70 years later

The Israeli team are in an ecstatic mood at the closing ceremony of Europe’s Maccabi Games. They’ll be taking home the most medals in what’s known as the “Jewish Olympics”.

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British POW’s daughter on Japan’s war crimes

During World War II, Japan took tens of thousands of prisoners, including Wing Commander Bill Woods of Britain’s Royal Air Force.

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