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‘Mighty and Civilised Forces’: People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong stamps to go on sale

Hongkong Post announced that a set of postage stamps featuring the People’s Liberation Army’s Hong Kong Garrison will go on sale in a fortnight.

The stamps commemorate the 20th anniversary of the stationing of Chinese forces in the city.

People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison Postage Stamps Hongkong Post

The commemorative stamps. Photo: GovHK.

Some 500 soldiers crossed the border at midnight on July 1, 1997, when the city’s sovereignty was transferred from Britain to China.

‘The mighty and civilised forces’

This year’s stamps feature insignia from the army, navy and air force, and praise the garrison as “the mighty and civilised forces.”