Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march in Beijing in 2019. Hong Kong’s disciplined services adopted the Chinese goose-step marching style earlier this year to the surprise of many. Photo: Getty Images
Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march in Beijing in 2019. Hong Kong’s disciplined services adopted the Chinese goose-step marching style earlier this year to the surprise of many. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

What goose-stepping Hong Kong uniformed services says about the city in 2021

  • The adoption of the goose-step marching style by Hong Kong’s disciplined services earlier this year took many in the city by surprise
  • Eighty years ago George Orwell wrote: ‘Why is the goose-step not used in England? … Because the people in the street would laugh.’ No one’s laughing here

Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march in Beijing in 2019. Hong Kong’s disciplined services adopted the Chinese goose-step marching style earlier this year to the surprise of many. Photo: Getty Images
Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march in Beijing in 2019. Hong Kong’s disciplined services adopted the Chinese goose-step marching style earlier this year to the surprise of many. Photo: Getty Images
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