Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech Thursday morning before the V-Day military parade as part of China's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.[Special coverage]
The commemoration will start at 10:00 a.m.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will inspect the troops afterwards.
China's major state media including China Central Television and other state news outlets will provide a live broadcast of the parade, which will feature tanks, missiles and more than 12,000 troops.