Thursday, September 3, 2015

22 Holiday Tweets: A Military Parade in Beijing Marking a 70th Anniversary

Today is a special national holiday in China marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The most notable set of events today included a military parade in Beijing with the official title “Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of Victory of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War”. I didn't watch the parade. Instead, I kept up to date using Twitter. The Great Firewall blocks the service in China, but there are still ways to access it, including through use of a VPN. I am not sure which methods are preferred by official Chinese news services such as Xinhua and People's Daily, but they, like many others, tweeted comments, images, and links regarding the parade.

Below are 22 tweets which offer various perspectives, some including humor, on a parade difficult to fully characterize (images may not appear if viewing this post through some RSS readers). The tweets aren't intended to be representative of all peoples' viewpoints, even just on Twitter, but together they tell a story. What that story is will depend on your own viewpoints.

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