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PLA Hong Kong Garrison makes contributions to safeguarding Hong Kong's peace and prosperity

(PLA Daily)

08:23, July 02, 2012

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) held on the afternoon of June 28, 2012, Geng Yansheng, spokesman of the MND, said that the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has made important contributions to safeguarding Hong Kong's peace and prosperity.

Geng Yansheng said during the past 15 years, the PLA Hong Kong Garrison has been always putting the combat-readiness training in its center position, and has successfully completed the joint training subjects including joint search and rescue and collaborative anti-terrorism. As a result, it has made important contributions to safeguarding Hong Kong's peace and prosperity.

Geng Yansheng added the PLA Hong Kong Garrison also actively participated in public welfare activities including tree planting and blood donation, organized tens of times of activities including opening its barracks to the public, holding military summer camps for adolescents and participating in the activities of comforting old people and loving children. The above mutual exchanges between the Hong Kong compatriots and the PLA Hong Kong Garrison have been enhanced.

Geng Yansheng also noted that the weapons and equipment of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison will be renewed when appropriate according to the Hong Kong's defense requirements and the developing situation of the PLA’s weapons and equipment as well as the PLA troop units' equipment renewal plan. It is learned that the type-056 frigate is already listed in weapons and equipment renewal plan of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison.


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