No-shows likely for China’s World War II parade amid rising tensions with West, neighbors

by Brennan Weiss - The Washington Times  |  published on August 3, 2015

In a region where many of the wounds from World War II are still raw, China’s plans for a giant parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its victory are creating diplomatic and political dilemmas for the United States and its allies in the region.

The Sept. 3 event is proving a rerun of the awkwardness that accompanied the military and nationalist display put on by Russian President Vladimir Putin this year to mark the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany: a parade through Red Square that President Obama and many top European leaders skipped.

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