Deputy political commissar of the Chinese military garrison in Hong Kong Chen Yading says the PLA has been actively taking part in charities to ‘strengthen the blood-and-flesh connection’ with local citizens. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Chinese military official in Hong Kong vows to combat ‘evil separatist forces’ and safeguard city’s prosperity and stability

  • Statement comes as unrest over now-abandoned extradition bill gradually transforms into a movement against government and police in Hong Kong
  • Last Wednesday, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director warned Beijing would not sit by if crisis escalated beyond local government’s control
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Deputy political commissar of the Chinese military garrison in Hong Kong Chen Yading says the PLA has been actively taking part in charities to ‘strengthen the blood-and-flesh connection’ with local citizens. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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