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China builds Tiananmen replica ahead of military parade

The Chinese military is building Tiananmen Square replica in preparation for the scheduled military parade in September.

Inside Yangfang Town in northern Beijing, a so-called “parade village” was built for the army to practice for the event. A Tiananmen Square replica, which is slightly smaller than the actual Tiananmen, was seen inside the area. Chinese media reported that security was tight in the area with the military stopping any trespassing or unapproved flying activities.

 

mock Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square replica as seen inside Yangfang Town. Photo: Sina News

 

gate Tiananmen Square replica

Gate leading to the Tiananmen Square replica. Photo: Sina News

 

A banner signaling the ban against any unapproved flying drones was also seen hanging in Yangfang Town.

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A banner in front of Tiananmen Square replica. Photo: Sina News

 

Workers constructing Tiananmen replica

Workers seen inside Tiananmen Square replica. Photo: Sina News

 

According to Chinese media, four “parade villages” have been built in Beijing ahead of military parades. The military units taking part in the 2009 parade were trained at Shahe Airport in Beijing’s Changping district.

China builds Tiananmen replica ahead of military parade