MACAO, Jan. 2 (ChinaMil) – According to the news released by the PLA Macao Garrison on Tuesday, Senior Colonel Xu Liangcai was appointed as the Commander of the PLA Macao Garrison according to an order signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC).
Before taking up his new position, Senior Colonel Xu Liangcai was Director of Operations Bureau of the Joint Staff Department of the Southern Theater Command under the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Lieutenant General Yuan Yubai, Commander of the PLA Southern Theater Command, came to Macao and announced the appointment.
Senior Colonel Xu said that he will work closely with Political Commissar Zhou Wugang to lead all the officers and soldiers of the PLA Macao Garrison to comprehensively and accurately implement the great policy of “one country, two systems” and respect and support the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region in administering the region in accordance with law.
"We will fulfill our defense duties strictly in accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Garrisoning the Macao Special Administrative Region and other laws and regulations," Xu stressed.
"At the same time, we will continue to carry forward the fine tradition of loving Macao and its people, firmly guard every inch of national territory, and make new and greater contributions to maintaining long-term prosperity and stability of Macao," said Xu.