President Xi Jinping inspected People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Friday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison stages biggest military parade in 20 years as Xi Jinping inspects troops

Twenty squads on display included armoured troops, helicopter units and elite special forces

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President Xi Jinping inspected People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Friday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.

Naomi Ng

Naomi Ng

Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.