Quote of the Day: Beijing Parade Glorifies Party, and Xi’s Power – The New York Times

Tourists on Friday in front of a large screen set up at Tiananmen Square in Beijing for the 70th National Day celebration.

Tourists on Friday in front of a large screen set up at Tiananmen Square in Beijing for the 70th National Day celebration.CreditCreditKevin Frayer/Getty Images

“In the past 70 years, the development and growth of the Chinese military is there for all to see. We have neither the intention nor the need to flex muscle through military parades.”

~WU QIAN, China’s Defense Ministry spokesman, when asked if the display in observance of the country’s National Day was intended to send a message to potential adversaries.

Source: Quotation of the Day: Beijing Parade Glorifies Party, and Xi’s Power – The New York Times

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