DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile launchers move through Tiananmen Square during China's WW2 anniversary military parade
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A look at China's weaponry on display

Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday was the scene of a massive parade to commemorate Japan's defeat in World War Two 70 years ago.

There was no shortage of firepower on display, including upgraded machinery and previously unseen missiles.

But President Xi Jinping announced China would cut 300,000 troops from the 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army.

Alex Neill from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) looks at the highlights and what the parade tells us about China's war capabilities.

  • 03 Sep 2015
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