China recently showed off its military presence and new weapons during the 90th anniversary parade of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday – which included a brand-new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the DF-31AG.
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More than 12,000 servicemen were at the Zhurihe military base in northern China.
President Xi Jinping said China has “the confidence and capability to defeat all armies that dare to offend,” according to a report, and that the Chinese military should be “unswervingly loyal” to the ruling Communist Party and “extend the battleground to wherever the party points towards.”
China demonstrated 129 military jets and 571 vehicles, local media reported, according to a report; this included its ICBM and a new stealth fighter jet, the J-20.
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More than 40 percent of of the vehicles at the parade were on display for the first time.
The DF-31AG ICBM can reportedly travel more than 6,200 miles.