BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Six events of the International Army Games 2017 were kicked off at three sites in China Sunday.
Video footage showing Chinese President Xi Jinping's congratulations to the general open ceremony of the Games in Russia Saturday was broadcast at the opening ceremonies held in Korla of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Changchun of Jilin Province and Guangshui of Hubei Province.
The International Army Games 2017, which last from July 29 to Aug. 12, consist of 28 events to be held in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Chinese Army, Navy and Air Force will also take part in eight events in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's congratulatory video at Saturday's general opening ceremony was also played at the opening ceremonies in China Sunday.