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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train inside the PLA Hong Kong Garrison barracks, seen from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where dozens of pro-democracy protesters remain holed up inside on November 21, 2019. A garrison of thousands of PLA troops has long been stationed in Hong Kong since the handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
Chinese General Transferred From Xinjiang to Lead Hong Kong PLA Troops
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been tightening its hold on Hong Kong for the past few years, slowly erasing the city’s democratic values and integrating it with the mainland's authoritarian system. According to the...
China's military spending exceeds that of most Asian countries.
China’s Defense Expenditure Greater Than South-East Asian Countries and Regional Rivals
One of the most explicit ways of measuring the potential military capability of a nation is its expenditure on defense. With its growing desire to become a global superpower, China’s expenditure on defense has increased...