2 AUGUST 2019

A soldier from Chinese People's Liberation Army shouts during a drill.

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops as heated protests continue

PHOTO: The world’s largest standing army, the PLA is the military wing of the ruling Communist Party.

With the Chinese Authorities using the rioting charge — which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment!

Is this another manufactured drive to EXPORT their culture and influence? Remember Tiananmen Square in 1989 …

Are we not being set up for more re-settlement? One must question the validity of the whole operation?

MEANWHILE … through political ‘influence’ our trade is dominated by this big neighbour to our north

IT has built up its stepping stones with the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea

-the 99 year lease of the Darwin Port to China’s Landbridge

-growing DIASPORA of ‘permanent residents’

investment in property is not restricted to residential but extensively in commercial and agricultural property including:

.insurance, power, healthcare, transport, airports, ports, universities, education, mines, construction

.small businesses of cafes, pharmacies, supermarkets, homewares, farmers markets,

.dairies, cattle stations, sheep farms, water

At another level through the DAIGOU damaging the Australian economy with the enormous purchasing power of 1.4 Billion people

-the daigou avoids paying tax in Australia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army based in Hong Kong has released a video showing footage of “anti-riot” exercises as its top brass said violence is “absolutely impermissible” — an undeniable warning to civilian protesters.

Key points:

  • Some scenes show armed soldiers in riot gear pelting tear gas and shooting water cannons
  • Targeted civilians in the video wear masks like those wore by Hong Kong protesters
  • Hong Kong police arrested 44 people on rioting charges this week

The three-minute video posted on the Hong Kong garrison’s official Weibo social media account late on Wednesday included footage of troops firing guns and rockets, and of light tanks, attack helicopters and missile launchers.

The PLA has remained in barracks since political protests began in April, leaving Hong Kong’s police force to deal with the massive and often violent confrontations in the Asian financial hub.

In one sequence in the PLA video, titled “anti-riot drill footage”, ranks of troops advance with shields and truncheons, firing rifles into the air.

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Tear gas and water cannons rain down on their opponents, as armoured personnel carriers with battering rams raced forward, and troops lay barbed wire coils on the ground.

Some of the opponents portrayed in the video are wearing helmets and masks, much like those worn by protesters who have regularly taken to Hong Kong’s streets during the past two months.

“All consequences are at your own risk,” one soldier shouts in Cantonese.

A red flag with the words “Warning. Stop charging or we use force” was also held aloft, similar to what Hong Kong police have used during actual protests.

At the end of the clip, several protesters with their hands cuffed can be seen being taken away.

PLA will ‘become a stabilising pillar for Hong Kong’

A bleeding man reacts as he is taken away by policemen in Hong Kong.

PHOTO: Protesters gathered outside a police station to protest some of their detained collegues. (AP: Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong has been plunged into its biggest political crisis since the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule in 1997, with a wave of protests against a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts.

On Wednesday, 44 people were charged with rioting — the first time authorities have resorted to using the rioting charge — which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.

How far will HK protests go?

How far will HK protests go?

It’s the eighth weekend in a row that young Hong Kong protesters will take to the city’s streets after a proposed extradition bill sparked deep concerns in the Chinese territory.

“We believe that the Hong Kong garrison of the People’s Liberation Army will continue to become a stabilising pillar for Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a briefing in Beijing on Thursday when asked about the video.

A former British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 on the principle of “one country, two systems”.

The framework promises Hong Kong certain democratic freedoms not afforded to the mainland.

In recent years, however, Hong Kong residents have complained that Beijing is increasingly encroaching on these freedoms.

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers march in a line holding their guns up straight.

PHOTO: The PLA has remained in barracks since protests began, leaving Hong Kong’s police force to deal with the protests. (AP: Kin Cheung)

Garrison commander Major General Chen Daoxiang said Beijing “firmly supports” Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam and moves by police and the courts to enforce the law and punish “violent criminals.”

“And we firmly support the patriotic people in Hong Kong in defending the rule of law in Hong Kong and safeguarding national sovereignty and security and Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability,” Mr Chen said.

The world’s largest standing army, the PLA is the military wing of the ruling Communist Party with explicit instructions to follow the orders of the party, not the government.


SOURCE: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-02/chinese-army-releases-promo-video-for-hong-kong-troops/11376254