The third session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened in Beijing on March 3, 2015. Zhu Heping, member of the CPPCC, received an interview after the opening ceremony. By CNS (Photo by Zhang Bin)
BEIJING, March 4 (ChinaMil) -- The third session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened in Beijing on March 3, 2015. Members of the National Committee of CPPCC from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) responded to such widely-concerned questions as anti-graft and military parade in the face of Chinese and foreign media.
This year witnesses the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Japanese War of China and the Anti-Fascist War of the world. China will hold grand memorial activities including a military parade.
“The scale of the military parade is unknown, but it is very necessary to hold the parade,” said Lieutenant General Wang Hongguang, member of the CPPCC and former deputy commander of the PLA Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC). The military parade, as he put it, can show the image of the PLA to the world.
In response to the question from journalists that “Will China’s military parade threaten other countries?”, “It does not threaten any country,” Wang Hongguang refuted sternly and loudly.
“But if any country is intended to uphold militarism, it is indeed a threat,” Wang stressed, “We don't want to threat anyone. Some countries may believe it (the military parade) is a threat for them. It is completely different.”
“The parade is aimed to safeguard world peace and to remind us not to forget history,” added Major General Zhu Heping, member of the CPPCC and grandson of Zhu De, one of the pioneers of the Communist Party of China.
It is reported that Zhu Heping, director of the joint logistics department of the PLA Chengdu MAC, on suspicion of serious disciplinary violations, had been transferred to the military judicial organs in January 2015. Some netizens take him for the grandson of Zhu De.
“He is in the army, while I’m in the air force,” smiled Zhu Heping in response to the mistake.
“Anti-graft is necessary in all fields. The military is no exception,” said Zhu Heping. “Anyone who violates the law shall be punished, no matter whether he is a serviceman, civilian, or official,” he added.