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Customs Dept switches to Chinese-style foot drills

2022-05-04 HKT 15:35
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  • Customs said the Chinese-style drills will help it better integrate with the governance system of the country. Photo courtesy of the Information Services Department.
    Customs said the Chinese-style drills will help it better integrate with the governance system of the country. Photo courtesy of the Information Services Department.
The Customs Department said on Wednesday that it's switching completely to Chinese-style foot drills and ditching the British version at ceremonial events and parades, in order to express its sense of belonging to and patriotic feelings for the country.

The disciplined service said the People's Liberation Army-style of drills will make performances more attractive, and help officers better integrate with the governance system of the country and enrich the practice of One country, Two systems.

"The Chinese-style foot drill emphasises uniformity and teamwork, requiring an elaborate display of synchronised movements with steady and sonorous steps to showcase high spirit, confidence and the commanding presence of the team," the department said in a statement.

Customs also thanked the PLA Hong Kong Garrison for providing training and advice when officers first used the Chinese-style drills on National Security Education Day and at a passing-out parade last year.