HONG KONG, August 1 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison held a reception in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the PLA at the Central Barracks of the Garrison on the evening of July 31.
Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Tung Chee Hwa and CPPCC Vice Chairman Leung Chun Ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor, Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, Xie Feng, commissioner of the Foreign Ministry to Hong Kong, Lieutenant General Tan Benhong and Lieutenant General Yue Shixin, respectively the commander and political commissar of PLA Hong Kong Garrison, attended the reception.
More than three hundred guests from all circles of Hong Kong and representatives of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison troops attended the reception.
Tan Benhong said in his speech that under the correct leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the PLA has made immortal feats in the past 90 years. Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, the whole PLA will provide staunch strength guarantee for realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The year of 2017 also marks the 20th anniversary of PLA garrisoning in Hong Kong. The PLA Hong Kong Garrison will firmly implement the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and development interests, safeguard Hong Kong's lasting prosperity and stability, support the Hong Kong SAR government in exercising governance according to law, and work together with all social communities in Hong Kong to make greater contributions for a brighter future of Hong Kong, Tan said.