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HKSAR Government finds statement in speech by Chairperson Hong Kong, China Weightlifting and Powerlifting Association factually wrong and unacceptable
     ​The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government finds it absolutely unacceptable that the Chairperson of the Hong Kong, China Weightlifting and Powerlifting Association (the Association), Dr Ip Wing-yuk, mentioned "13 countries participated in" the Asian Equipped Powerlifting Championship & Asian University Cup 2024 in her opening speech which was delivered on May 6 (Monday) during the event. The statement is grossly inconsistent with the fact that delegations from Hong Kong, China and Chinese Taipei participated as regional teams. It gives rise to suspected violation of the one-China principle.

     The HKSAR Government attaches great importance to the series of mistakes in various gravity made by the Association and has requested the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) to conduct an in-depth investigation and submit an effective plan of improvement. The SF&OC has urged the Association to submit a report to them on or before next Wednesday (May 15).
Ends/Friday, May 10, 2024
Issued at HKT 19:57
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