China’s Female Soldiers Make Debut Overseas


China’s female guards of honor made their overseas debut Saturday on a military music festival staged in Moscow to celebrate the 868 years’ anniversary of the founding of the city.

A cold rain lasted throughout the parade, however, it didn’t dampen the troop’s morale as Moscow residents watched the Chinese girls in poncho striding along the historic Tverskaya Street, one of Moscow’s most visited areas.

Earlier on Friday, they attended a festival rehearsal on the Red Square. Pictures of the female soldiers’ formation soon drew many praising remarks on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo.

“Their bright and valiant look represents Chinese people’s heroic spirit, unity and perseverance,”@5372170258.

“Salute to China’s female soldiers,”@TOMYyuleifengtongxing.

“Our female soldiers are awesome,”@baiduanrouchang.

“The frequent exchanges between China and Russia show their close friendship,”@kexuejiahuojianzhushi.

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