Hong Kong police switch to goose-stepping 'to show patriotism'

14/1/2022 8:21:00 AM

Hong Kong police switch to goose-stepping 'to show patriotism'

Hong Kong police switch to goose-stepping 'to show patriotism'

HONG KONG: Hong Kong\u0027s entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the city\u0027s force said on Friday (Jan 14), citing the need to show officers\u0027 \u0022patriotism\u0022. The stiff-legged marching technique was first publicly demonst

LinkedIn HONG KONG: Hong Kong's entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the city's force said on Friday (Jan 14), citing the need to show officers'"patriotism".LinkedIn HONG KONG: Hong Kong will soon feel the negative effects of tougher COVID-19 quarantine curbs on air crew, with cargo traffic and the supply of goods into the city set to drop, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday (Jan 12).Carrie Lam Chief Executive of Hong Kong (born 1957) Hong Kong will create a host of new national security crimes, the city's leader said Wednesday, as she presided over the first session of a new "patriots only" legislature scrubbed of political opposition.Hong Kong's first transmission of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected at the end of last year after three months of zero infections in the community, prompting authorities to tighten quarantine measures, including on air crew, and reintroduce wide-ranging restrictions on social life.

The stiff-legged marching technique was first publicly demonstrated by Hong Kong officers on Apr 15 during National Security Education Day - designated to mark a Beijing-imposed law that has empowered a crackdown on dissent.The force has"actively planned for the full rollout of Chinese-style foot drills in order to show patriotism and foster love for our motherland and Hong Kong", police told AFP in a statement on Friday.More than 40 local cases have since been discovered.Staff from China's People's Liberation Army barracks in Hong Kong have been teaching the city's police officers the technique since February 2021.But on Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed that her government would create new "local legislation" that meets Article 23 of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, which calls for the city to pass its own national security laws.Police have used goose-stepping in ceremonies and parades, but it will become part of officers' daily routines from Jul 1 -- the same day Hong Kong marks 25 years since the former British colony was handed back to China.An investigation has been launched into the airline.The Hong Kong Police College will also host workshops for frontline officers on goose-stepping and flag-raising in the second quarter of this year, according to the statement.Cathay will operate about 20 per cent of its pre-pandemic cargo capacity and around two per cent of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity this month.

On Thursday, Hong Kong's firefighters announced in an annual report they will make a similar switch before the end of the month.Cathay will operate about 20 per cent of its pre-pandemic cargo capacity and around 2 per cent of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity this month.But the specific offences Article 23 lists are treason, secession, sedition, subversion and theft of state secrets.Officers from Hong Kong's customs and excise, immigration and correctional services departments have also demonstrated goose-stepping as part of ceremonies.The goose-stepping marching style, where uniformed officers kick straight-legged in a robotic manner, was first used by Prussian soldiers and has become a hallmark of security services in the likes of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China."The consequences of these cargo policies will be seen very soon," Lam told legislators.Related:.It has begun transforming Hong Kong into a mirror of the authoritarian mainland, criminalising much dissent, setting new legal precedents and sparking sanctions by Western governments who argue it has trashed the city's freedoms and autonomy.

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