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China shows off military might as Xi Jinping tries to cement power

Ceremony displays political theatre to promote Mr Xi as uniquely qualified politician to lead China

Chris Buckley | NYT 

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has opened a public campaign to deepen his grip on power in a coming leadership shake-up, using a huge military parade on Sunday, speeches and propaganda, along with a purge in the past week, to warn officials to back him as the nation’s most powerful leader in two decades. Wearing his mottled green uniform as commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army, Mr. Xi watched as 12,000 troops marched and tanks, long-range missile launchers, jet fighters and other new weapons drove or flew past in impeccable arrays. Mao ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 09:07 IST
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