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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army rehearse for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War Two, at a military base in Beijing on Saturday. Troops from at least 10 countries including Russia and Kazakhstan will join an unprecedented military parade in Beijing on Sept 3 that will involve about 12,000 Chinese troops and 200 aircraft.

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These boots were made for walkin...

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Ah yes! We are curious creatures, we humans. I find this equal parts massively impressive and absolutely bemusing. Here they are in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbMLeeV1ww

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......and that's just what they'll do. One of these days those boots will walk all over you.

Let's hop it never comes to that. China has become more antagonistic over the years. Proceed with caution.

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sensei, Mark - Thanks guys, now that d--- song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day !

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Is this inflammatory picture used here to provoke more nationalist feelings and support for politicians who feed off these?

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Looks like they ought rehearse more and more. Look @ how out-of-step that row of boots are. Btw, nice guns but short legs :(

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I wonder if it's JT policy to put photos of military stuff on the front page?

Or is there someone standing behind the editor giving "advice?"

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Brain washed and in step

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I think they look great!

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High heeled boots, mini skirts and machine guns. Dressed to kill.

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scantily dressed sexy chicks with guns, that's a wet dream for all manga lovers. thanks china-gov, not all is rotten with you!

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I hate war, but something about this pic turns me on.

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They are just displaying anew brand.

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'scantily dressed sexy chicks with guns, that's a wet dream for all manga lovers. thanks china-gov, not all is rotten with you!'

Scantily dressed chicks? How's the weather over there in Saudi Arabia?

I hate seeing guns. They never fail to turn my stomach.

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I'm sure there are Otaku very fascinated with this image.

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As a normal citizen you're worthless to the their government so the women prefer to get enrolled in the army because the army has high priority for the CCP.

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Now that is my vote for best picture of the day!

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The irony, 12000 boots goose made for goose stepping over Tiananmen Square, assault rifles, accompanied by a shop window parade of the latest assortment of 21st century weaponry, soon to pop up again on Islands in the South China Sea.

Nothing like the propaganda rush of nauseating nationalism to mark the 70th war anniversary of peace, curiosity of the central Politburo of the Communist Party of China.

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If all Chinese soldiers are like these maybe we shouldn't be so quick to object to invasion.

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China's AK 47's???? New idol group!

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I hate seeing guns. They never fail to turn my stomach.

@Jimizo. I understand your hatred. For me though, them short legs 'turn' my stomach. Why are these soldiers so short? Not even one looks to be over 5' 2" (157cm).

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Those goose-stepping Chinese female soldiers in mini-skirts..They look impressive. I'd like to watch them on Youtube.

But keep it to yourself. Don't tell anyone I said that!

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@Wc626 Why would short legs turn your stomach? There is nothing at all stomach-turning about these attractive women themselves. Would your stomach stop turning if they were say, 10cm taller and had legs maybe 5cm longer? Are you worried that the People's Liberation Army may not be up to scratch? A strange comment.

It's just the filthy, repulsive devices they are carrying.

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Hi Meiyouwenti, Tamarama, comment above, posted a you tube HD clip, actually you are forgiven, it's impressive.....

Chinese Female Soldiers and Militias 1080p HD .....Thanks Tamarama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbMLeeV1ww

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Nice new age rifles they're carrying "BullPups", note Magazine inserted in REAR of the weapon. However, if I ever came across these muffins in combat, I would IMMEDIATELY "Lay down my weapon"...and simply LAY DOWN, if that would help end the conflict. :)

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Oh, you guys are just jealous. Let's see the ladies from the JSDF do a march-off against them...

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Not sure if this is supposed to scare us or somehow turn us on... I am confused... oh wait, maybe that's the plan, SHOCK AND AWE!!! China will invade with thighs, butts and bewbies and we'll be rendered utterly helpless. :/

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If only the CCP weren't behind this, I'd love this picture to death.

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Oh, you guys are just jealous. Let's see the ladies from the JSDF do a march-off against them...

J-chicks over C-chicks any day.

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The length of the barrels on those guns look short. Probably accurate up to 200m I'd guess. An AK is accurately effective up to about 300m.

Does anyone got the scoop on these weapons these ladies are marching with? Or are u all just looking @the chicks.

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If all Chinese soldiers are like these maybe we shouldn't be so quick to object to invasion.

Fell off my seat with laughter!

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As WA4TKG said above, Bullpups. Run a search for PLA weapons. QBZ Type 95.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infantry_equipment_of_the_People%27s_Liberation_Army_of_China#/media/File:Rifle_Type_95.jpg

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Celebrating the 70th anniversary. 70 years have passed since China "became victorious over the oppressor, Japan". (Not my words, by the way) I can't see how Beijing can justify the planned display of military extravagance in a country where most people still have no access to a decent living.

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If anyone wants to understand the thinking, feeling and motivations of PLA soldiers like the ladies above, watch "Wolf Warrior" 2015. A mixture of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, but falls flat somewhere in between. Seriously do not watch for pleasure. Put up a concrete boundary marker with the word 中国 on it, and the territory up to there will be defended with pride.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3540136/

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Japan can't let this provocation pass unchallenged... get the miniskirt police on parade.

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KInda reminds me of Star Wars with the drones coming out of the transport ships.

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Chinese women (especially the northern Chinese) are definitely taller and have more attractive bodies compared to Japanese. Most Japanese girls I see on the streets are about 156-158cm. However when I was in Beijing and Jinan, the average height was about 163cm, with a large proportion around 165-170cm but not really taller than that. When I was in Hong Kong, the average height was more similar to Japan... around 158cm.

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The funny thing is the CCP didn't really exist back when the JIA surrendered. The ROC did... The CCP just keeps showing themselves as ignorant goofballs. Thank the USSR and Mao for current day China.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbMLeeV1ww

Wow, tight formations.

I liked the outfits in that video.

What's the "pink brigade" for?

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@ Da dude

J-chicks over C-chicks any day.

both can be a bag of spuds, depends on the person not the nationality. From extensive intensive research and experience ;o)

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If we're gonna talk about J and C women. Both are awesome, but J women have a much more entertaining country to visit and meet the parents and much less culturally restrictive in many ways compared to China. I think its easier to find gorgeous C women (probably because China has a much higher population.).

I get hit on a lot more by J women than C women because Japan is a lot more open compared to China. the J gf's I've had never had any problem introducing me to their parents. My C gf had a bit more trouble compared to the others, even though her parents liked me in the end... but her Grand-mother was a total, "OMG a black man!!! You'll have ugly monkey babies! Don't marry him! He can't find a job! He's a womanizer! He's got 20 other kids! Haven't you watched all those rap videos!!?!?!" China's more steeped in tradition than Japan is as hard as it may seem and much harder to change.

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What did the Peoples Republic of China do to defeat Imperial Japan?

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What did the Peoples Republic of China do to defeat Imperial Japan? ---YuriOtani

They let the Kuomintang and Chiang Kai Shek take the brunt of the Japanese Imperial Military's assaults, while they set their bases in the northeastern part of China, allowing themselves to take as few casualties in the war as possible. On the one hand, it was a brilliant move to insure their survival. On the other hand, it was wretchedly cowardly and lily-livered, as the CCP shed no blood and did next to nothing to help defeat Japan, aside from promising not to attack the KMT while hostilities persisted with Japan. While the KMT took the fight to the Japanese, with the aide of the other allies, the CCP basically sat back and watched it all happen. Basically its the same that Russia did in the Pacific Theatre (but for better reasons on the Soviet Union's part: they had the wrath of the German Wehrmacht to deal with)...

This display by Beijing is propagandist to the hilt. I'm not at all surprised that Russia and Kazakhstan are taking part. Both the CCP and the USSR did very little to bring about Japan's defeat....

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More practise for the big event. Time to start worrying?

http://video.weibo.com/player/1034:9c16c2ba5d1ded55305d2d9656bc9305/v.swf

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Sensato was not get used to see Chinese girls without bowlegs.

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