The traditional show of military might and government cohesion in Tiananmen Square this morning as mainland China celebrates 70 years of communist rule. Apparently the biggest of its kind ever, estimates put the turnout at 15,000 troops, 580 armoured tanks, 160 war planes and the world’s longest-range nuclear missile, according to the Financial Times. Over in Hong Kong more, classified as ‘illegal’, protests are expected as people march for democracy in a state where inequality is at its highest in 45 years.
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