January 27, in Hong Kong, Fanling residents are rioting and setting fire for a quarantine quarter, not even 1 hectare large. Actually the Shek Kong Barracks next door is 100 times as large. Their “residents” are patriotic. And, more importantly, the emergency station of High-Speed Rail is right next to it. A military base surely has a treatment centre and even a shooting range. Convenient enough.
People’s Liberation Army is using a total of 2750.7 hectares of land. According to information excerpts prepared by the Legislative Council in January 2011, “The number of stationed personnel was not officially announced. But it is estimated to be about 8,000 to 10,000 people.” 10,000 servicemen use 2,750 hectare of land for military purposes, meaning almost 30,000 square feet for each person.