China National Day: China Flaunts DF-41 Missile, Capable of Targeting US

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Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a parade marking 70 years of Communist rule in China, as pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong planned to upset the celebrations with a series of potentially violent protests.

The National Day events in Beijing include a speech from Xi, as well as a military parade past Tiananmen Square expected to show off China’s most advanced weaponry, including ballistic missiles and warplanes. In Hong Kong, where protests have rocked the financial hub for 17 straight weekends, residents braced for numerous protests to push back against China’s tightening grip over the city.