Eastern District Junior Police Call (JPC) has made history by being the first branch of the youth organisation to visit the mainland. The purpose of the trip, sponsored by the district activities committee, was to increase members' understanding of law enforcement and anti-drugs work in China. A total of 60 representatives from the committee, the Police Community Relations Office and secondary schools went to Panyu for a three-day camp with members of a mainland junior police team. They were briefed by Chinese officials about the legal system and visited judicial institutions, detention centres and addiction treatment centres. JPC members asked many questions about the differences between the judicial systems of Hong Kong and the mainland. 'The visit was a tremendous success in terms of strengthening communications between JPC members and their mainland counterparts,' said Eastern District Police Community Relations Officer Li Hong-man. 'They learned more about each other in a relaxed atmosphere during the barbecue and karaoke night. The visits by JPC members to detention centres and treatment centres have increased their awareness of the consequences of taking drugs and getting involved in crime, ' Mr Li added.