Ceremony to commemorate Victory Day of Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (with photos/video)
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     ‚ÄčThe Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) held an official ceremony today (September 3) at the Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden to commemorate the Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
 
     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, and senior government officials attended the ceremony this morning. It included the playing and singing of the national anthem, flag raising, Rifle Volley by the Police Rifle Squad, the observation of silence in mourning and bowing in tribute by all those attended.
 
     Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Mr C Y Leung; Deputy Secretary General of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR Mr Xiao Youmei; the Director of the liaison office of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Mr Deng Jianwei; the Acting Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fang Jianming; Deputy Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison Navy Rear Admiral Tan Zhiwei; the Acting Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal; former Chief Executives of the HKSAR; members of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council; representatives from war veteran groups; Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress; Hong Kong members of the National Committee of the CPPCC; representatives of Heung Yee Kuk; representatives from district organisations; and representatives from uniformed groups and youth organisations, etc., were also present at the ceremony.
 
     In 2014, the National People's Congress designated September 3 as the Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in remembrance of the resistance of Chinese people against Japanese aggression and to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the war. The HKSARG has been hosting official commemorative activities in Hong Kong correspondingly since then.

Ends/Sunday, September 3, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:01

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