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Missiles were carried past Beijing's Tiananmen Gate during a military parade in September in 2015.
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China planning military parade in August

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OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- China's People's Liberation Army is planning to hold a military parade on Aug. 1 to mark the 90th anniversary of the nation's armed forces, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The parade will be conducted in northern China as a large-scale exercise involving the ground and air forces using live ammunition.

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