Beijing marked the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan with a lavish show of strength in Beijing on Thursday. Lukas Messmer was on the scene for HKFP.

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Lukas Messmer

Lukas Messmer is a Journalist born and raised in the Swiss alps. A couple of years ago, he bid farewell to old Europe and got tangled up in Asia. After two years in Laos and a year at the University of Hong Kong, he is now based in Shanghai, where he works for Swiss Public TV. He has filmed and written for MSNBC, Al-Jazeera America, Der Spiegel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others.