Beijing has closed major roads, key subway stations and a number of shopping districts for a full dress rehearsal of China’s commemoration of the end of World War II or, as it is referred to locally, the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, South China Morning Post reported. The parade will feature 12,000 soldiers and about 500 pieces of military equipment, much of it never displayed publicly before. Roads surrounding Tiananmen Square and Changan Avenue, where soldiers will march, have been shut down. Additional major roads in central Beijing, including in the central business district, were being added to the list throughout the night. Service is planned to resume in the afternoon.