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Pan-dems stoke fear of the PLA bogeyman

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Lawmakers who represent Hong Kong people should thank the army garrison for sending hundreds of soldiers to help clean up debris and felled trees in country parks after Typhoon Mangkhut battered the city in September.

It wasn’t their job, only a charitable act. Cynics may call it a public relations exercise. Whatever it is, the 400 or so People’s Liberation Army soldiers had performed a useful service for the city.

But at a formal meeting in the legislature, opposition lawmakers Raymond Chan Chi-chuen and Claudia Mo Man-ching resorted to the usual insults and scaremongering by questioning why the soldiers were allowed outside their barracks, and to wear uniforms.

Chan asked whether the government would urge soldiers not to wear uniforms while performing........

© South China Morning Post