BEIJING (AFP) – China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan s defeat in World War II on Thursday, as major Western leaders stayed away.
President Mamnoon Hussain is representing Pakistan in the event.
Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the event, riding in a black car past thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles ahead of a parade through Tiananmen Square.
Xi Jinping welcomed President Mamnoon Hussain and other World Leaders on their arrival this morning. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Presidents of Russia and South Korea are also participating in the event.