Domestic politics at play in China’s military showcase

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President Xi Jinping presided over a massive military parade this weekend, to mark 90 years since the creation of the Chinese army.

The event showcased the country’s military might and its dedication to modernising its arsenal.

But more importantly, it revealed the Chinese leader’s desire to consolidate power in the lead up to the Communist Party Congress this year.

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Monday, July 31 2017
Featured in storySheryn Lee, Associate Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie UniversityBates Gill, Professor of Asia Pacific Strategic Studies at the Australian National University

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