Date
22 November 2017
Major General Tan Benhong (right) will take over from Lieutenant General Wang Xiaojun (left) as head of the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison. Photo: chinanews.com
Major General Tan Benhong (right) will take over from Lieutenant General Wang Xiaojun (left) as head of the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison. Photo: chinanews.com

Hainan military chief to command PLA HK Garrison

President and Central Military Commission chairman Xi Jinping has appointed Major General Tan Benhong as the new commander of the People’s Liberation Army Garrison in Hong Kong, Xinhua reported Monday.

Tan, who has headed the military in Hainan province and was chief of staff at the Hong Kong Garrison in 2007, replaces Lieutenant General Wang Xiaojun, who moves on to become deputy commander of the Guangzhou Military Region.

Wang said through a spokesman that he appreciated the support he had received in Hong Kong over the past several years, during which he had the chance to witness the city’s continuing social and economic development.

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