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2015-07-04 23:36   Editor:admin   
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Core Tip: The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) holds a military drill in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, south China, July 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai) HONG KONG, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The Peoples Liberation Army

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) holds a military drill in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, south China, July 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

HONG KONG, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison started a live-fire exercise in Hong Kong suburb on Saturday, the first of its kind since 1997 that local residents are invited to observe.

At the Tsing Shan shooting range in the New Territories, soldiers with armored vehicles, anti-tank rockets and gunships from army, navy and air force of the garrison carried out a simulation of downtown Hong Kong defending.

During the drill, six military helicopters were mobilized to fire on targets marked on mountains from distances of up to 1 km. Mortars and rocket-propelled grenades were also used in the exercise.

Over 500 people from all walks of life observed the "Hong Kong Defender-2015C" exercise, which was part of the garrison's plan during this summer following two exercises in May and June.

Spectators gave the well-trained soldiers rounds of applause during the 40-minute drill.

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