The PLA Hong Kong Garrison held the first national flag raising ceremony at the central military pier

According to the official account “Xiangjiang Li Jian”, the grand national anthem is resounding across The city and the bright national flag is flying high.On The morning of January 30, the PLA Hong Kong Garrison held its first national flag-raising ceremony at the Military Pier in central District to welcome the arrival of the Chinese New Year and send sincere wishes to the Chinese people.At 7 am, the honor guard of the three services of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison set out from the Central Military Barracks. Nearly 300 officers and soldiers from the army, navy and air Force lined up at the military pier in the Central district to officially start the flag-raising ceremony.With the sound of the grand National anthem, the five-star Red Flag was slowly raised. Officers and soldiers of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison solemnly saluted the national flag.According to article 12 of the Garrison Law of the Hong Kong SPECIAL Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong SAR Government announced on September 29, 2020 that the Military quay in the Central District was designated as a military restricted zone and given over to the PLA Hong Kong Garrison for management and use.This is the last military facility that the SAR has to rebuild and put to use for the GARRISON. It is of great significance to the PLA in fulfilling its defense duties, fully demonstrating the relationship between the central government and the HKSAR under the principle of “one country, two systems” and of great constitutional significance.The PLA Hong Kong Garrison held the flag-raising ceremony at the military pier in the central area, fully displaying the good image of the military and civilized officers and soldiers, fully demonstrating the confidence and determination of the PLA in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.Mr. Dong Xiaolei, Deputy Director of Force Management Office, Hong Kong Garrison:This year is the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the garrison in the coming year, the flag-raising ceremony, the purpose is to further arouse the officers and soldiers took responsibility, sacredness and sense of mission, with the spirit of the motherland and the IP issue we bear in mind that the mission, work not great trust, forge ahead, as, resolutely guard good pearl of the motherland, firmly safeguard the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.After the flag-raising ceremony, officers and soldiers of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison organized a “Cloud New Year greeting” activity at the military pier in central district to send good wishes to the Chinese people.

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