Soldiers demonstrate combat exercises at a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) barracks open day to mark the 21st anniversary of the Hong Kong handover of sovereignty from Britain to China at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base in Kowloon. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese army free to send soldiers to perform volunteer work outside of barracks, says Hong Kong security minister

  • Secretary for Security John Lee dismissed concerns of pan-democratic lawmakers but admitted the government had no record of PLA activities
  • Hong Kong-based troops were recently deployed to help with country park clean-ups after Typhoon Mangkhut
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Soldiers demonstrate combat exercises at a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) barracks open day to mark the 21st anniversary of the Hong Kong handover of sovereignty from Britain to China at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base in Kowloon. Photo: EPA-EFE
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