70-gun salute starts China World War II commemorations

A huge ceremony in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II began Thursday with a 70-gun salute.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 03, 2015, 08:16 AM IST

Beijing: A huge ceremony in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II began Thursday with a 70-gun salute.

Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the event, which will see a huge military parade, on the Tiananmen Rostrum where Mao Zedong declared the formation of the People`s Republic in 1949.