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Commemorative book in celebration of 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR published (with photo)
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     The 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Commemorative Book goes public today (June 20). It carries interviews of 18 local talents from various professions or expertise areas, and their remarkable achievements in the local, Mainland or international arena are strong testimony to the diverse talent pool of Hong Kong.

     The interviewees come from finance, transportation, trade, legal and dispute resolution services, aviation, innovation and technology, intellectual property trading, arts and cultural exchange, and sports sectors. They are the Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Mrs Laura Cha; the Founder and Group CEO of WeLab, Mr Simon Loong; the Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Limited, Dr Jacob Kam; the President of Baltic and International Maritime Council, Ms Sabrina Chao; the Chairman of the Fung Group, Dr Victor Fung; the Chief Executive Officer of the Rosewood Hotel Group, Ms Sonia Cheng; the Chief Executive Officer of Herbert Smith Freehills, Mr Justin D'Agostino; the Vice-President of Y Legalites, Ms Sharon Tam; the Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr Fred Lam; the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited, Mr Wilson Kwong; the Morningside Professor of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Nancy Ip; Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong Professor Anderson Shum; the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Dennis Lo; the Founder of SHIBAinc, Ms Wing Li; internationally renowned cellist Trey Lee; the Founder of Nan Art Workshop, Mr Lan Tien-you; the world record holder in the Women's 200m Freestyle, Ms Siobhan Haughey; and the bronze medalist of Badminton Men's Singles WH2 at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Mr Daniel Chan.

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, said in the book's foreword that the experiences and success stories of the interviewees vividly resonate with the theme of the 25th anniversary. "A New Era – Stability´╝ÄProsperity´╝ÄOpportunity" not only captures Hong Kong's impressive achievements over the past two and a half decades, it also underscores everyone's eager anticipation for a brighter future.

     Mrs Lam stressed that under the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Central Government supports Hong Kong in consolidating and upgrading its four traditional pillar industries, and states for the first time support for Hong Kong to establish and develop in four emerging areas. By leveraging the Central Government's policies in support of Hong Kong while giving full play to its unique strengths, and striving to nurture local talents while attracting more talents both from the Mainland and from overseas, continuous impetus can be brought to the economy.

     The commemorative book is produced by the Information Services Department and presented in traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and English. Its electronic version has been uploaded to the dedicated website for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region www.hksar25.gov.hk. Members of the public are welcome to read the full interview text and watch the interview videos.
 
Ends/Monday, June 20, 2022
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The 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Commemorative Book goes public today (June 20). Its electronic version has been uploaded to the dedicated website www.hksar25.gov.hk. Members of the public are welcome to read the full interview text and watch the interview videos of 18 local talents .