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  1. Changing of the guard

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... They came before first light, People's Liberation Army soldiers marching in neat rows from Shenzhen to Lok Ma Chau for the 14th annual Hong Kong garrison rotation. Helicopters from the Ngong Shuen Chan Barracks flew over Victoria Harbour to mark the occasion, and the PLA Navy held its own display. The garrison has about 6,000 army, navy and helicopter personnel. Photographer ...

  2. Beijing will consider US bid for navy visit

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... since the collision between a US Navy spy plane and a PLA jet fighter over the South China Sea in 2001. Despite repeated requests for an explanation, Washington was never given a firm reason. ... Greg Torode China pledged yesterday to consider any request from the US Navy to allow the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its escort ships to visit Hong Kong next month. Foreign ...

  3. High demand for PLA open house

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stationed in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong garrison includes elements of the PLA ground force, navy and air force. They are under the administrative control of the Guangzhou military region. ... Ng Kang-chung Passes for the PLA barracks' open day tomorrow were snapped up yesterday after a morning of queuing. The PLA bases in Stanley, Stonecutter's Island and Shek Kong ...

  4. PLA showcases latest weaponry

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was to review a military parade at the Shek Kong barracks. The PLA open days have become a regular event in recent years, with 24 events held so far at bases for the navy and air force, as well as army ... naval base on Stonecutters Island yesterday. While the event to mark the 85th anniversary of the PLA's foundation had many of the trappings of previous open days- including marches, ...

  5. PLA takes a uniform approach to discretion

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the PLA to include units of the land, navy and air forces. 'As a multi-unit fighting force, the Hong Kong garrison is also a pilot scheme because our annual joint exercises have provided ... be standing guard throughout the city. And there is no way you will see a group of PLA soldiers lurching around Wan Chai bars at 2 am. They are kept on a much tighter rein than their British brothers- ...

  6. PLA sends patriotic message with first HK parade

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Democrats hail invitation as a step towards better communication with Beijing The PLA staged its first military parade in Hong Kong yesterday, in an apparent move to boost patriotism in the city. The unprecedented show of force by 3,000 members of the army, navy and air force marked the 77th anniversary of the PLA. The spectacle, which included 28 armoured vehicles ...

  7. So near, yet so far away for P.L.A. garrison

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from most of their brothers in arms. While in Hong Kong, the approximately 6,000 PLA soldiers, sailors and airmen are strictly confined to the 18 barracks scattered across the territory. ... in their dorms. The PLA says it tries to keep the troops isolated from the public to prevent their military spirit from becoming contaminated by Hong Kong's capitalist lifestyle. Still, the soldiers ...

  8. Inviting democrats to attend PLA parade 'a positive move'

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... will take part in the parade, which will feature soldiers from the army, navy and air force using helicopters, armoured vehicles and other military equipment. Special transport arrangements have ...

  9. PLA unlikely to move out of Tamar site, says analyst

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The PLA is unlikely to leave Tamar because its headquarters is strategically and symbolically important, says a military expert. The Admiralty barracks, which includes ... for the resident PLA troops. It was also an important forward base for the PLA, he said. The Phoenix Television commentator said: 'The barracks not only has military value but there is a significant ...

  10. PLA lifts profile to counter the June 4 fallout

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The PLA has progressively stepped up its presence in Hong Kong in recent years in a strategy to rebuild its public image since the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, an academic ... Lieutenant-General Wang Jitang presided over a police passing out parade, the first time a military representative had done so since the handover. Reviewing the PLA's performance over the past decade, ...




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