A DRAFT design of a new post-1997 emblem for the Royal Hong Kong Police, which includes images of the Bank of China and Jardines House, is expected to be submitted to China for approval. The change is part of a $14 million plan to remove trappings of British rule from the insignia of Hong Kong's disciplinary forces and government uniformed staff. The draft has been sent to the Civil Service Branch, while the four police staff associations were given a secret briefing on Thursday by force chiefs. Principal changes include the removal of the word 'Royal' from the title, the use of 'Hong Kong Police' in English and Chinese characters and the replacing of the crown with the bauhinia insignia of the future Special Administrative Region. It will also feature five Hong Kong buildings instead of the existing picture of a colonial opium trader. The staff associations have suggested at least two versions of the buildings to be used. Both include the Bank of China, the Hongkong Bank building and Jardines House. For the remaining two buildings, one version included the Convention and Exhibition Centre and the High Court, while the other featured the Standard Chartered Bank and the old Bank of China building. 'Since Jardines is no longer domicile in Hong Kong, we doubt if its building should be used in the emblem,' one officer said. Police spokesman Eric Lockeyear said: 'What we have shown them is just a concept. The picture does not identify any specific buildings.'