The 7th Military World Games torch relay will start in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, on Aug. 1, said Wu Qian, spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense Thursday.
A total of 2,019 torch bearers will parade the torch in 27 cities and 16 military spots across the country from Aug. 1 to Oct. 18.
Up to 954 of all the torch bearers are members of Chinese armed forces, 995 come from civilians and 70 are foreigners.
The torch is 700 mm long and weighs 780 grams. It represents peace, development and friendship, Wu said.
The 7th Military World Games will be held in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, between Oct. 18 and 27.