The move comes as President Xi Jinping is attempting to remake China's armed forces, with less of an emphasis on personnel and more on technology.
Asian shares posted modest gains and Europe continued to rally, as Chinese bourses remained closed Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund warned of increasing downside risks to the world economy because of volatility in stock markets and plunging commodity prices.
Many world leaders declined to attend the parade, which showcased China's latest weapons, though President Xi Jinping said it highlighted peace.
Refugees aspiring to seek asylum in countries like Germany have camped out in front of Budapest's Keleti train station since Tuesday.
Juvenile arrests among blacks in California were considerably higher than those among whites, according to data released by the state's justice department.
China's Communist Party government claims the lion's share of credit for defeating Japan in World War II, much to the chagrin of many Taiwanese veterans.
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