SAR applauds Xi’s ‘important go to’ | 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China
Hong Kong’s chief executive-elect Carrie Lam (left) and Chief Government Leung Chun-ying smile throughout a press convention in Hong Kong on March 27, 2017, a day after Lam gained the Hong Kong chief govt election. (Vincent Yu / Newpaper24)
Hong Kong leaders and a large spectrum of the neighborhood have warmly hailed President Xi Jinping’s upcoming go to to town, saying it demonstrates the importance the central authorities attaches to the particular administrative area.
President Xi’s go to to the HKSAR at this necessary second to attend the celebration actions and the inauguration ceremony (of the new-term administration of the Hong Kong authorities) totally reveals the significance the central authorities connect to and their help for Hong Kong
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Chief Government Leung Chun-ying and incoming chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed their welcome and gratitude for Xi’s three-day journey from Thursday to Saturday, throughout which the president will preside over the swearing-in of the fifth-term HKSAR authorities and be a part of within the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China.
It will likely be Xi’s first go to to the HKSAR since he grew to become head of state in 2013.
“President Xi’s go to to the HKSAR at this necessary second to attend the celebration actions and the inauguration ceremony (of the new-term administration of the Hong Kong authorities) totally reveals the significance the central authorities connect to and their help for Hong Kong. I want to prolong my deepest gratitude to the president,” Leung stated.
Starry Lee Wai-king, legislator and chairperson of Hong Kong’s largest political social gathering, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, stated Xi’s go to underlines the central authorities’s look after Hong Kong and reveals it values Hong Kong and its folks.
She urged members of various political affiliations to understand the chance to work together with the president, saying this may assist construct mutual understanding, higher implement “One Nation, Two Programs” and enhance town’s growth.
The Enterprise and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), which represents town’s professionals and businessmen, prolonged its honest welcome to Xi, saying Hong Kong folks significantly sit up for the go to and that it as soon as once more proves the central authorities’s dedication to help Hong Kong.
The BPA stated its members consider that Xi’s go to would carry new insights into the implementation of “One Nation, Two Programs”.
In the meantime, Secretary for Safety Lai Tung-kwok stated on Sunday Hong Kong has enough police manpower to deal with any emergency that may come up throughout Xi’s go to, describing the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the nation as an occasion of nice significance.
China’s President Xi Jinping waits to greet international affairs officers from the BRICS international locations on the Nice Corridor of the Folks’s Fujian Room in Beijing on June 19, 2017. Hong Kong leaders Chief Government Leung Chun-ying and incoming chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor specific their welcome and gratitude for Xi’s three-day journey from Thursday to Saturday, June 29 to July 1, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri / Pool / Newpaper24)
Noting that the phobia menace stage nonetheless stays “reasonable” in Hong Kong, he stated the police will proceed to be on excessive alert. He appealed for the general public’s understanding of the particular safety preparations that shall be in drive for the president’s go to and the anniversary’s actions.
Town will kick off a collection of main celebration occasions this week, starting from a fireworks show to themed exhibitions, performances and road carnivals.
The fireworks show is slated to start out at eight pm on Saturday over Victoria Harbour and is anticipated to final about 20 minutes.
An exhibition, showcasing greater than 200 displays from the Corridor of Psychological Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) — one of the vital widespread sights on the Palace Museum in Beijing — shall be held from Thursday to Oct 15 at Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The exhibition shall be collectively offered by the Leisure and Cultural Companies Division and the Palace Museum.
One other exhibition that includes the nation’s achievements in aerospace, science and expertise shall be held at Victoria Park from Thursday to Sunday.
A road carnival referred to as “Heritage Vogue•Hollywood Highway” shall be staged from Saturday to Sunday in Central. Guests can get pleasure from native meals whereas watching performances by road dances, in addition to magic and trend reveals, and attend varied workshops.