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First ever PLA parade in barracks for Army Day
(China Daily HK Edition)
Updated: 2004-07-21 11:47

Representatives from all walks of life in Hong Kong will be invited to watch a parade of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison troops in the city on August 1, the anniversary of the establishment of PLA.

It will be the first time in both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland that a parade has been held in the military barracks, a leading official of the Liaison Office of the Central People's government in Hong Kong said on Tuesday.

August 1 celebrates the 77th founding anniversary of the PLA.

"The parade is aimed at displaying our national sovereignty, strength of national defence and the central government's power and determination to safeguard national and regional security," the official said.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China 55 years ago, the Central Military Commission has held 13 military parades in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square.

The coming parade will be of greater significance for Hong Kong since it returned to the embrace of the motherland seven years ago, he noted.

All members of the second Legislative Council are among those invited to watch the parade, the official added.

He hoped that the event could display the PLA's modernization level and help enhance the close relationship between the army and the Hong Kong people.

About 15,000 parade tickets will be distributed to Hong Kong citizens.

Since Hong Kong's return to the motherland in 1997, the PLA garrison troops in Hong Kong have opened the military barracks eight times for citizens to visit and hold various kinds of celebration activities on the anniversary.

In another development, Yuan Weimin, minister of the State Administration of Sports, announced in Beijing yesterday that he would lead a delegation of Chinese Olympic medallists to visit Hong Kong and Macao after the upcoming Athens Olympic Games.

China will send a record 407 athletes to compete in 26 sports at the Games.

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Post time 2004-7-21 13:25:09 |Display all floors

August 1 celebrates the 77th founding anniversary of the PLA.

Bravo to the Chinese PLA.

Congratulations to the Brave and True PLA.

I am sure Hong Kong will get a thrill out of seeing the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army up close.

I might slip over myself and have a look.

Three cheers for the Chinese PLA.

Thank you for keeping China safe and free for 77 years.

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Post time 2004-7-21 13:52:48 |Display all floors

We are so proud of the Chinese PLA.

I have to write again, what a thrill it is, that Hong Kong will be up close to the magnificent Chinese PLA.

It thrills me to think of it, let alone the fact that I could be up close.

I wonder how many others feel they might slip across in the Special Zone and have alook up close at Chinese Hero's.

I can not wait.

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Post time 2004-7-21 14:21:04 |Display all floors

Good job, Blackie Lau!!

Salute to our People's Liberation Army!!

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Post time 2004-7-21 14:54:24 |Display all floors

Salute to our People's Liberation Army!!

Yes, I agree with that fully. I also thank blackie for this post. Here Here !

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Post time 2004-7-21 17:53:18 |Display all floors

Salute to our People's Liberation Army!!

" Salute to our People's Liberation Army!! "

Yes, 77 years, great.

Three cheers to the Chinese PLA.

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Post time 2004-7-21 18:03:25 |Display all floors

Yes indeed, the PLA something for the Chinese to be proud of!

Yes, 100% Yes.

That was written by wchao37 and chairman, but it was good of hedan to use it all just the same.

" In the past 77 years, they've helped kick out the Japanese, defteated the K.M.T., held off the U.S. in Korea, fought skirmishes with neighbors on all sides (India, Vietnam, Russia) and held the country together, so that today we can all enjoy peace and prosperity."

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