It was also a time when the United States and Australia were preparing to send their troops to join the Vietnam War. "There were demonstrations in Beijing and we joined in. I was against the war anyway."
Born in Turramurra in Sydney's northern suburbs, Mackerras followed his elder brother to Cambridge in England.
As we enter the Year of the Dog, one can't help but wish that dog owners in China improve their social responsibility and not let their dogs be a public nuisance.
In 1982, some PLA units responsible for domestic security were merged with police forces in charge of border defense and firefighting to form a new Armed Police Force. At that time, the Central Military Commission and State Council began to share its administration.
In 2016, Wang widely publicized the #wildforlife Campaign, reaching 400 million viewers. A year later, he publicly spoke on the urgent need to protect endangered wildlife, naming them the "superstars of the planet".
He said the Armed Police must be flexible, multifunctional and capable and should speed up its integration with the People's Liberation Army's joint operation system. He told the force to concentrate on combat-ready training and to be well prepared for emergency-response and counterterrorism operations. He also ordered the force to regulate its officers with the strictest discipline, to leave no room for corruption.