Photos of Beijing’s military parade village exposed

2015-06-24 07:20:10 GMT2015-06-24 15:20:10(Beijing Time)  SINA English

As the September 3 Military Parade approaches, reporters of local media paid a visit to a “military parade village” in Yangfang Township of Changping District, Beijing city.

Converted from a shooting range, the “military parade village” serves as the venue for training of the soldiers. A replica of the the Tian’anmen Gate Tower was spotted under construction inside the village. In front of the gate tower, legions of soldiers and tank troops were seen marching on a 3 km long, 70 m wide road.

The village is located northwest to Beijing’s Sixth Ring Road, some 30 km away from Tian’anmen Square, where the parade is going to take place. A green camouflage colored gate in the shape of the Great Wall was guarded with multiple sentry boxes. A scroll reads “No flight may enter this area without authorization” was hanging on the nearby street.

A replica of the Tian'anmen Gate Tower was seen almost finished in the military parade village. A replica of the Tian'anmen Gate Tower was seen almost finished in the military parade village.
A green camouflage colored gate in the shape of the Great Wall was guarded with multiple sentry boxes. A green camouflage colored gate in the shape of the Great Wall was guarded with multiple sentry boxes.
A scroll reads “No flight may enter this area without authorization” was hanging on the nearby street. A scroll reads “No flight may enter this area without authorization” was hanging on the nearby street.
Construction workers inside the village. Construction workers inside the village.

The parade on September 3, marking the 70th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the victory in the World's Anti-Fascist War, will be the first one held by China to commemorate the war's end since September 3 was ratified as a day of remembrance by China's top legislature in early 2014.

It will feature some of the country's latest weaponry and foreign troops as well as KMT (Kuomintang) veterans will be invited, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Beijing is said to have four “military parade villages,” situated near the Shahe Airport of Changping District, Zhangjiawan Airport of Tongzhou District, Liangxiang Airport of Fangshan District and Nanyuan Airport of Daxing District separately. In 2009, ahead of the 60th Anniversary of the Republic of China on October 1, infantry soldiers were trained in the Shahe Airport village, while vehicle legions were trained in the Zhangjiawan Airport village.

 

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