Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets Commander-in-chief of the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison, Major General Peng Jingtang on Monday. Photo: South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets Commander-in-chief of the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison, Major General Peng Jingtang on Monday. Photo: South China Morning Post

Beijing sends former Xinjiang paramilitary chief to take command of Hong Kong garrison

  • Major General Peng Jingtang met Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday and pledged to ‘safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests’
  • Observer says the appointment reflects Beijing’s attempt to stop anti-government sentiment becoming social unrest or terrorism

Topic |   China's military
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets Commander-in-chief of the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison, Major General Peng Jingtang on Monday. Photo: South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets Commander-in-chief of the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison, Major General Peng Jingtang on Monday. Photo: South China Morning Post
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