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Beijing Games

Planned military parade unnerves region already wary of China

HONG KONG �� As Xi Jinping presides over thousands of goose-stepping troops marching down Beijing's Changan Avenue or "Eternal Peace Street" on Thursday, the Chinese president will also proclaim his commitment to the world's peaceful development. It's a message China's neighbors may find hard to swallow as it flexes its military muscle from the East China Sea to the Indian Ocean. The parade marking the 70th anniversary of World War II's end or "Victory of the Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War" will put on display much of what has frayed nerves throughout the region. The...

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