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  1. PLA takes a uniform approach to discretion

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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- amd then there's the fact they would be stretched to be able to buy a beer on their wages. But you might never know if you do cross paths with a PLA member. 'We are not as mysterious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005297/pla-takes-uniform-approach-discretion
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005767/so-near-yet-so-far-away-pla-garrison
  3. 15 years on, P.L.A. garrison still an enigma

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wraps. But for the world's biggest fighting force, a combination of China's growing power and influence in the world and a historical antipathy towards the PLA among Hongkongers means its garrison in the city has been especially secretive and distant. That remains so today even as memories of British rule fade. The number of PLA troops in Hong Kong remains a mystery and, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999598/15-years-pla-garrison-still-enigma
  4. PLA learns how PolyU is helping Chinese athletes excel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau As part of a cultural exchange programme, 80 officers from the SAR garrison of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) ... year's Olympic Games to be held in the Chinese capital. The PLA officers visited the department to get a better understanding of the collaboration between the mainland and PolyU. PolyU health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612543/pla-learns-how-polyu-helping-chinese-athletes-excel
  5. Visitors to PLA's city barracks feel their patriotism kicking in

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... 'Yet, as 10 years have passed since the handover, more and more Hongkongers have begun accepting themselves as Chinese. I am one of them.' The education consultant said the PLA soldiers ... 'Maybe one day I will also become a PLA soldier,' he said. The open day was the 14th held by the PLA in the city since the handover. About 240,000 people have visited the bases. Meanwhile, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591233/visitors-plas-city-barracks-feel-their-patriotism-kicking
  6. PLA invasion aired twice: Lu Ping

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... satellite broadcaster Dragon TV that aired yesterday. 'When premier Zhou Enlai learned of it, he gave an instruction late in the evening against [the PLA] proceeding,' Mr Lu said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597935/pla-invasion-aired-twice-lu-ping
  7. Charm offensive

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People line up outside the People's Liberation Army headquarters in Central to get tickets to visit one of the three PLA bases in the city on Labour Day, next Monday. With a maximum ... the PLA garrison has organised regular open days featuring a display of weapons as well as anti-terrorist drills and cultural variety shows at Shek Kong, Stanley and Stonecutter's Island. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546087/charm-offensive
  8. For people or the PLA?

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the People's Liberation Army move out of Tamar to allow redevelopment which maximises public access to the waterfront? Or should it be allowed to build a naval berth and pier there, as envisaged before the handover? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551459/people-or-pla
  9. Honour, duty and country

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... music is always an enticing one. About 27,000 people watched the impressive display of discipline. Mindful of Hong Kong people's latent concerns about the PLA, the garrison has adopted ... and image. On their part, Hong Kong people's attitude towards the PLA has changed for the better, although there is obviously still some way to go before they feel completely at ease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465226/honour-duty-and-country
  10. This is supposed to be one country, so just where are all of Beijing'smen?

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mark on many, yet the troops' high-profile entry stands in stark contrast to their nearly total absence from the city's streets in the years since. Rumours about the PLA garrison were rife, especially in the first couple of years after the handover. Some claimed they spotted PLA officials in shopping malls at unlikely hours. Such accounts aroused curiosity, but few could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598950/supposed-be-one-country-so-just-where-are-all-beijingsmen

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