Mil­i­tary: Train­ing not re­lated to ‘neigh­bor­hood sit­u­a­tion’

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NEWS -

Train­ing in “real­is­tic con­di­tions” by thou­sands of Chi­nese troops be­fore a mas­sive pa­rade on Sun­day was “not re­lated to the coun­try’s neigh­bor­hood sit­u­a­tion”, a mil­i­tary spokesman said.

Ren Guo­qiang, spokesman for Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense, told a news con­fer­ence that the train­ing was ar­ranged in ac­cor­dance with the armed forces’ an­nual plan.

He did not elab­o­rate on what was meant by “neigh­bor­hood sit­u­a­tion”.

China held its first Army Day pa­rade at Zhurihe Train­ing Base in the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion to com-

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mem­o­rate the 90th an­niver­sary of found­ing of the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army.

Ren said the 12,000 troops par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pa­rade were fresh from mil­i­tary train­ing so they could show their bat­tle spirit. Over 600 pieces of large equip­ment and 130 air­craft passed the re­view, nearly half of them for the first time, Ren said.

He said the pa­rade broke with the for­mal­i­ties of cer­e­mo­nial pa­rades. No mil­i­tary bands, no pub­lic at­ten­dance, no groom­ing and no goose-step­ping marches.

Sol­diers quick-march dur­ing the pa­rade mark­ing the 90th birth­day of the PLA at Zhurihe Train­ing Base in the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion on Sun­day.

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