Xi inspects PLA garrison in Hong Kong

2017-06-30 02:37:11 GMT2017-06-30 10:37:11(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Women soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Women soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
The Z-8 helicopter team of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) The Z-8 helicopter team of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Armored force of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are reviewed at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Armored force of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are reviewed at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Spectators are present at an inspection event of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Spectators are present at an inspection event of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang) Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday inspected the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR at Shek Kong barracks. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

HONG KONG, June 30 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Friday inspected the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at Shek Kong barracks, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.

Xi, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the troops in the company of Tan Benhong, commander of the PLA Garrison in the HKSAR.

More than 3,100 officers and soldiers took part in the review, and over 100 pieces of military equipment including air defense missiles and helicopters were displayed.

About 4,000 spectators from all walks of life in Hong Kong were present.

Xi arrived here Thursday to attend celebrations for Hong Kong's 20th return anniversary and the inauguration of the HKSAR's fifth-term government. He will also inspect the HKSAR during his three-day stay.

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