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Encyclopedia > Military of Macau

Since December 20, 1999, the defense of Macau has been the responsibility of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), which stations up to 1,000 troops in the Macau Special Administrative Region. The garrison has its logistics base, medical care, and food supply in the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone, across the border from Macau. According to the Law on Stationing Troops in the Macau Special Administrative Region (or Macau Garrison Law, passed by the NPC Standing Committee on June 28, 1999), the mission of the PLA in Macau is to defend the special administrative region by "preventing and resisting aggression; safe-guarding the security [of Macau]; undertaking defence services; managing military facilities; and handling related foreign military affairs." The PLA can also be called upon by the chief executive to help maintain public order and assist with disaster relief efforts. The members of the garrison are mainly ground force troops. December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Zhuhai (Chinese: 珠海; pinyin: ; lit. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Pre-Handover Garrison

Prior to the handover, the last major military presence in Macau was in 1974. Portugal had limited military personnel in Macau. During World War II, the Portugese had: 1974 (MCMLXXIV in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...

  • 1 infantry company
  • 1 artillery company
  • 1 heavy machine-gun company
  • 2 native companies
  • 1 depot section
  • 1 gunboat

Other installations included:

  • Fortress of St. Paul of Monte or Monte Fort 1616-1762
  • Barra Fort - once had 22 cannons
  • San Francisco Barracks 1864
  • Fort Mong Ha 1864-1960s

The naval station in Macau was part of the Far East Fleet.


Portugese naval ships stationed in Macau:

  • cruiser Rainha De Amelia
  • cruiser Vasco da Gama
  • gunboat Patria
  • small shallow-draught gunboat Macau

A naval air station was established in 1927 with limited equipment: 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • Fairey IIID
  • Hawker Osprey floatplanes
  • Avro 626
  • Grumman G-21B

No Portuguese troops had been stationed in Macau since the Carnation Revolution in 1974. The Carnation Revolution (Portuguese, Revolução dos Cravos) was an almost bloodless, left-leaning, military-led revolution started on April 25, 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a liberal democracy after a two-year process of a Left-wing semi-military... 1974 (MCMLXXIV in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Current Garrison

The Macau Garrison is under the command and control of the Central Military Commission, and its budget is administered by the central government in Beijing. A PLA major general heads the Macau Garrison. The Central Military Commission (Chinese: 中央军事委员会 pinyin: Zhōngyāng Jūnshì Wěiyuánhuì ) refers to one of two bodies within the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Military manpower - military age:


Residents of Macau are prohibited from joining the PLA. PLA can refer to any of these: the Peoples Liberation Army of China. ...


Military manpower - availability: None


Military manpower - fit for military service: None


Military manpower - reaching military age annually: None


Military expenditures - dollar figure: Not Applicable; note - separate budget for Macau not established by the People's Republic of China


Military expenditures - percent of GDP: Not Applicable


Military - note: (National) defence, as enshrined in the Basic Law (Macau's constitution), is the responsibility of the government of the People's Republic of China. This page is a candidate to be moved to Wikisource. ...


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Military of Macau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (289 words)
Prior to the handover, the last major military presence in Macau was in 1974.
The Macau Garrison is under the command and control of the Central Military Commission, and its budget is administered by the central government in Beijing.
Military - note: (National) defence, as enshrined in the Basic Law (Macau's constitution), is the responsibility of the government of the People's Republic of China.
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