I suspect it's probably PAP instead. The PLA doesn't lead on internal security anymore and is limited to logistics and comms support on request.
Thanks, I didn't know about the People's Armed Police. The wiki page says counter terrorism is part of their role, so it makes sense.
Basically, the PLA does conventional war-fighting and MACC/disaster relief. Even during the 2008 Urumqi Riots, their contribution was limited to transport and comms. PAP also wear combats and can be hard to tell apart but their insignia is different: basically, if it doesn't have a 八一 capbadge, it's not PLA.

To give you some idea, although Xinjiang is home to some fairly powerful formations, the security op was conducted wholly by PAP with support from provincial PSB riot squads bussed in from across the country. There was even footage of SWAT units from Liaoning in the far north-east of the country forming baselines in Urumqi itself. The Army's distanced itself from internal security since 1989.
One to watch, for reactions from all interested parties.

'Nepal’s top leader dissolved Parliament on Sunday amid infighting among members of the governing party, throwing into doubt the political future of a strategically important Himalayan country where China and India have long jockeyed for influence.

'The prime minister, K.P. Sharma Oli, called for the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament despite protests from his own Nepal Communist Party and opposition groups, including the largest, Nepali Congress. Nepal is now set to hold elections starting in late April, more than a year earlier than the expected vote in November 2022.

'Mr. Oli made his move in the face of rising dissatisfaction with his job performance even within the ranks of his own party. He was elected to a second stint as prime minister in 2017 on promises of tamping down corruption and forging stronger ties with China and its economic growth machine.'


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