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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hu vows to 'walk more and see more'

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was driven for a kilometre along the airfield runway past rows of missiles, helicopters, armoured cars and infantry vehicles fronted by the men and women of the PLA forces stationed in the city. ... Yui-siu said it was usual protocol for Hu, as the chairman of the Central Military Commission, to inspect PLA troops in a vehicle at a large-scale military parade. Lau said the parade was unlikely ...

  3. New marching orders

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... there was, more importantly, anxiety over the viability of the 'one country, two systems' policy. Seven years on, the first PLA military parade since the handover was held on Sunday. ... of the PLA in Hong Kong, said at the parade that the troops were displaying 'our immense power and determination to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and stability'. His remarks ...

  4. I won't be a yes man, says Leung

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... times when he 'communicated to Beijing' his thoughts on allowing mainlanders to work in Hong Kong as domestic helpers and the scope of activities of the PLA in the city. Beijing accepted his advice. It is understood that at the time of the handover in 1997, he took young PLA officers on a night visit to Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei to help them understand how plain-clothes ...

  5. All hail the chief, in snappy new uniforms

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... past 1,900 troops, including a guard of honour, from the army, navy, air force and armoured divisions, all wearing the PLA's new uniforms. 'Comrades, you've worked hard,' Mr ... of the founding of the PLA. Later, Mr Hu visited the troops' reading rooms, computer rooms and dormitories, and chatted with officers about their training and life at the base. It was the second time ...

  6. letters

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that they take all safety precautions when using a computer there. Belinda Chau Hiu-yan, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Looking forward to PLA summer camp During the summer, I hope to attend a two-week summer camp at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong. Organised by the Education Bureau, the camp gives secondary school students a deeper understanding ...

  7. Why June 4 vigil remains relevant

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. Thousands will gather in Victoria Park tonight for the annual candle-light vigil remembering those who lost their lives when PLA troops crushed a peaceful student protest. Continuing support for the vigil shows that the tragedy still arouses strong feelings in our city. Memories have not faded. It is a time ...

  8. slice of life

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Liberation Army (PLA) troops marched to within a block of the square, while hundreds of others were seen on national television marching out of the city's railroad station about 2km away. ... taken against the students up to that point, but analysts believed the Martial Law Authority of Beijing would soon mobilise the army and police to clear the square. June 3: More than 1,000 PLA ...

  9. Activists in US to mark crackdown

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Tiananmen student leaders in exile, including Fang Zheng, who had his legs crushed by PLA armoured vehicles when troops drove protesters from the square. They were scheduled to speak on Hong ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the handover, costs HK$100, while the hardback version can be bought for HK$200. Mr Lam's rendition of the song can viewed free on YouTube. PLA garrison given a licence to shop Who says life ... mainland tourist- as long as they get permission first. Not only that, the barracks has many entertainment facilities, such as a swimming pool and gymnasium. And don't think PLA officers ...




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