South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong Police practise Chinese-style ‘goose-step’ march ahead of 25th anniversary handover events” – below is their description.
The Hong Kong Police Force will phase out older British-style marches starting from July 1, 2022, when it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. Going forward, the city’s police, as well as other disciplined services including Customs and Excise as well as the Fire Services, will march in the Chinese “goose-step” fashion at important events.
Hong Kong forces to ‘goose-step’ at National Security Education Day events https://sc.mp/23bg
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In This Story: Hong Kong
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.