Leaders of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison bid farewell to officers who have completed their terms of service on Dec.5, 2018.
HONGKONG, Dec. 7 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison completed its 20th officer rotation on December 5 in accordance with the Garrison Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Some Army, Navy and Air Force officers of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison bid farewell to their barracks after successfully completing their terms of service and returned to the mainland via Lok Ma Chau checkpoint in Hong Kong.
The PLA Hong Kong Garrison held a grand send-off ceremony for the departing officers at the San Tin Barracks at about 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 and thanked them for their great contributions to the Garrison.
Most of the departing officers were selected from all units of the PLA three years ago. When stationed in Hong Kong, they had strictly implemented the “One Country, Two Systems” principle, adhered to law and discipline, and successfully completed various tasks. These officers had reinforced the Chinese military’s positive image to the world and won high praise from all walks of life in Hong Kong. After leaving Hong Kong, they will be assigned to relevant units and continue to serve the military.
It is learnt that a new batch of incoming officers have arrived in Hong Kong on December 2 to continue the defense duties. The total number of troops stationed in Hong Kong has remained unchanged after the 20th officer rotation.