ChiComs on Parade

China will be holding a military parade to "commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War Two". At least, that's what they're saying it's for. With China, you know that cannot really be the answer.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying declined to specify the countries, but said "leaders of all relevant countries" would be invited.

"The goal (of the parade) is to show that China and the people of the world have the capability and determination to defend world peace," Hua said at a daily news briefing. "It is not to flex muscles for anyone."
Fortunately, they're fooling exactly nobody with their motivation.
China will publish historical records of Japan’s past militarism as part of its commemoration this year of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a senior political leader said Tuesday.

Yu Zhengsheng, the fourth-highest ranking member of the Communist Party, told more than 2,000 members of China’s top political advisory body as it convened its annual meeting in Beijing that the publication is intended to “keep in mind our history as a warning for the future.”
In other words, China is looking at a great chance to insult the Japanese and gain additional leverage over the Senkaku islands, meanwhile reminding the world of things like Nanking and giving themselves the chance to be that great enabler of the modern age: the victim.