620,000 Households in China Get Free TVs From Government to Watch National Day Parade

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Several branches of the Chinese government are distributing over 620,000 television sets to poor households in China so they can watch the National Day parade next week.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the office of the Central Commission for Guiding Ethics and Cultural Progress, the National Radio and Television Administration and China Media Group are distributing the 32-inch LCD TVs to poor areas in 24 provincial-level regions, according to Xinhuanet.

None of the recipients of the television sets will be charged for services, including subscriber fees and any other related expenses as localities will be the ones to cover everything, the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee said in a statement.

President Xi Jinping will also inspect 15,000 soldiers from 59 units, more than 160 aircraft and 580 active weapon systems at the parade on October 1, Major General Cai Zhijun told the press at a conference in Beijing on Tuesday, according to South China Morning Post.

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