BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The media center for the Sept. 3 military parade opened on Thursday at the Media Center Hotel of Beijing.
The center will offer services such as certificates for reporters, handling interview requests, arranging reporting activities and providing technical supports, according to a press release from the center on Thursday.
Press conferences will be held every morning from Friday. Trips will be organized for reporters to visit memorials, technology parks, among others, in the afternoon.
It will be China's first military parade to commemorate the end of World War II and the victory of the war of its resistance against the Japanese invasion.
A total of 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of equipment, and nearly 200 aircraft will march.
According to the press release, so far more than 3,700 reporters have applied to report the event, including 1,500-plus from overseas.