Military parade held to mark PLA 90th birthday

Troops are reviewed, as part of the commemorations to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
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Twenty-four helicopters fly in the formation of the number "90" symbolizing the epic journey of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 90 years during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the PLA. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

A flag-raising ceremony is held during a military parade celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will inspect the troops and deliver an important speech. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Troops are reviewed, as part of the commemorations to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

A flag guard formation consisting of officers and soldiers from the army, air force, navy and rocket force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) attends a military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. The formation was guarding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA. (Xinhua/Wang Jianhua)

Helicopters fly in the formation of the number "90" symbolizing the epic journey of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 90 years during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the PLA. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

Soldiers of airborne elite troops attend a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

Photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows echelon of airborne elite troops flying during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows self-propelled artillery guns group during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows marine corps formation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the PLA. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

Photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows tanks during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)