Xinjiang Anti-Terror Boss To Head PLA In Hong Kong

Xinjiang Anti-Terror Boss To Head PLA In Hong Kong

Andrew H. Sweet

Major General Peng Jingtang is to become commander of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison at the request of Xi, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. Peng was previously deputy chief of staff for the armed police force in China's Xinjiang region.

China has installed officials with experience heading crackdowns in key Hong Kong roles in the past few years. Xia Baolong, known for prosecuting a campaign against Christian churches in Zhejiang Province, was named director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in 2020.

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