BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao issued an order to commend all the military personnel participating in the massive parade on Thursday in Beijing in celebration of the 60th anniversary of founding of New China.
These military personnel came from the army, navy, air force and the Second Artillery Force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the People's Armed Police Force and reserved force.
Hu inspected the armed forces that stretched about three kilometers along the Chang'an Avenue in the center of Beijing, which preluded a full-dress National Day military parade involving about 8,000 military personnel. More than 150 jet-fighters, bombers, helicopters and other aircraft in 12 echelons made a flight over the Tian'anmen square which was packed with some 200,000 people.
The parade is the 14th since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.