How often does China hold a national military parade?

As of 2015, People’s Republic of China has held 15 times of national military parades in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The most recent one was carried out on 3rd Sep 2015 to celebrate 70th Anniversary of the World Anti-Fascist War and War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. China’s national wide military parades happened in the below years:-

1st ~ 11th: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 (People’s Republic of China was established on Oct 01, 1949 after the Communist Party of China won the Chinese Civil War which lasted from 1945 to 1949. For 11 years (1949~1959) since its establishment, China held a military parade each year to demonstrate its determination, strength and confidence to stand among countries. The Great Chinese Famine 1958-1962 as well as the later Cultural Revolution stopped the continuation of the national military parade in China.)

12th: Oct. 1, 1984 (This military parade marked the debut of the PLA’s strategic missile troop and the unveiling of China’s nuclear weapons to the world.)

13th: Oct. 1, 1999,

14th: Oct. 1, 2009,

15th: Sep. 3, 2015 (This is the first military parade that is not held on the National Day. It is the first-ever “Anti-Fascist Military Parade”. This military parade also restate China’s commitment to its peaceful rise and determination to keep regional and world peace and security.)

More national military parades are approaching and it is widely speculated that they will be coming in the following years:-

Aug. 1, 2017 (to mark the 90th anniversary of the PLA)

Oct. 1, 2019 (to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.)

Jul. 1, 2021 (to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Communist Party of China)

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