Commander: PLA HK garrison determined to safeguard national sovereignty
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has the determination, confidence and ability to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, Chen Daoxiang, commander of the garrison said on Tuesday.
Chen, also a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), added that the PLA Garrison in HKSAR firmly supports the draft decision of the NPC on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for HKSAR.
The decision will help prevent and punish any secessionist attempts and it shows the determination of China to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Chen said.
The commander said that the PLA Garrison will fulfill its duties in accordance with the law, and resolutely implement the "One Country, Two Systems" principle while following the decisions and deployment of the central government.
(Cover: The Chinese national flag (R) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flag are seen fluttering in front of a building in Hong Kong, China. /VCG)