Full text: CE’s speech at National Day reception

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu and other guests attend a reception at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) Following is the speech (English translation) by Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu …

Red flags raised all over HK to mark National Day

The police band puts on a performance during a flag-raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) From squares and campuses to temples and residential estates, five-star red national flags were raised across the Hong Kong Special Administrative …

Art exhibition opens to mark HKSAR’s 25th anniversary

HONG KONG – A high-level art exhibition celebrating Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland and the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China kicked off on Tuesday, with over 100 paintings of various forms on display to express blessings of the city’s art circle to the nation. READ MORE: Signature events to mark HKSAR’s 25th anniversary Held by the …

History through the lens

A flag-raising ceremony is held during the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to motherland, at Pui Kiu Middle School in Hong Kong on July 9, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – A photo exhibition was held at Pui Kiu Middle School on Saturday to help students understand the history of Hong Kong as …

Flag-raising marks HKSAR’s 25th anniversary

A flag-raising ceremony is held at the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, July 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) Luo Huining (front, center), director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and other officials …

Xi’s visit sparks citywide jubilation

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave to the welcoming party upon arrival at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon high-speed rail station, June 30, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong on Thursday, set against the jubilant backdrop of the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was welcomed by the local business sector, with his speech evoking …

Time to celebrate

A woman takes a photo of three children standing on the podium marked with the logo of the HKSAR's 25th anniversary, June 30, 2022. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY) Streets festooned with national flags and posters, buses and trams draped with large banners with slogans celebrating Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, boats in the harbor adorned with national flags and slogans – all herald a special …

Blooming all around

Hong Kong seems to be smiling, with all the beautification work across it, as it is all prepared to mark the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.  While chronicling the preparation of the celebration, China Daily’s Calvin Ng took these shots of a flower-themed installation set up on a footbridge in Sham Shui Po on Wednesday.

Xi’s quotes on Hong Kong

July 1 of this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. President Xi Jinping has always paid attention to the social and economic development of the special administrative region. Here are some of his quotes. ALSO READ: HK's successes propelled by motherland's support

Night view of Hong Kong

Photo taken on June 25, 2022 shows a light show in Tsim Sha Tsui, south China's Hong Kong. Hong Kong will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland. (WANG SHEN/XINHUA) Photo taken on June 25, 2022 shows a light show in Tsim Sha Tsui, south China's Hong Kong. Hong Kong will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland. (WANG …

Hong Kong readies for anniversary celebrations

People cross the road decorated with national flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags above to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Tsim Sha Tsui in on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong will embrace a wealth of festive activities in the run-up to Friday’s 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland, with …

A cascade of flags

Residents take photos of the national and HKSAR flags hanging from a residential building at Ping Shek Estate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland on June 25, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – A cascade of national and HKSAR flags decorated a residential building in Kwun Tong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to …

Xi to attend meeting marking HKSAR’s 25th anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – President Xi Jinping will attend a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. Xi, also general …

Art exhibition opens to mark the 25th anniversary

Visitors admire Chinese paintings during an art exhibition held at the Hong Kong Central Library on June 25, 2022 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to motherland. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – An art exhibition with the theme “Continuing the Past and Forging the Future” opens at Hong Kong Central Library on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s …

At 25, HKSAR vibrant with celebratory atmosphere

A sailboat with celebratory posters marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland sails at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, south China, June 23, 2022. July 1 this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) A screen marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland is seen on …

‘Lion Rock Spirit’ TV drama to brighten up SAR’s anniversary

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks at the launching ceremony of the TV program "Stories of Lion Rock Spirit" in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong, June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – A television drama series telling of the resilient struggle of Hong Kong’s grassroots for a …

Hongkong Post to issue HKSAR 25th anniversary stamps

Picture shows the mint stamps, souvenir sheet and the special postmark of the commemorative stamps on "The 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hongkong Post announced on Friday that it would issue on July 1 the commemorative stamps for the 25th anniversary of both the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and …

HKSAR’s 25th anniversary celebrated across town

People cross the road decorated with national flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags above to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Tsim Sha Tsui in on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) A woman crosses the road under a myriad of national flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) …

Ta Kung Pao marks 120th founding anniversary

A grand ceremony celebrating the 120th anniversary of Ta Kung Pao is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 12, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – A grand ceremony celebrating the 120th anniversary of Ta Kung Pao, the oldest Chinese language newspaper in Hong Kong, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday. Xi …