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Chinese army shows dancing robots

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BEIJING - To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday. 

A Chinese People's Liberation Army cadet adjusts dancing humanoid robots at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy in Beijing on Monday. (AFP photo(

The exposition, held at the Armoured Forces Engineering Academy in Beijing, was touted by senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officials as an opportunity to burnish civilian-military and international ties ahead of Army Day, the August 1 commemoration of the Communist-led army's founding.

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