(25th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong) All walks of life in Hong Kong hold activities to celebrate the return to convey the patriotic feelings passed down from generation to generation

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, June 30 (Reporter Han Xingtong) For the past few days, Hong Kong has been filled with a strong atmosphere of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the return of the motherland. A large number of decorations have appeared on the streets, and national flags and regional flags have been hung. The event conveys the enthusiasm of the old, middle and young generations to welcome the handover celebration day, as well as the patriotic feelings passed down from generation to generation.

On June 28, the Hong Kong Taxi Drivers Association held a taxi parade on Hong Kong Island to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

Before the parade began, more than 100 taxis with national flags and posters displayed the words "25" on the waterfront in Central to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Wei

  On Hong Kong Island, the Hong Kong Federation of All walks of life organized the "Bus Parade to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Return to the Motherland" for two consecutive days.

4 open-top buses cruise around Hong Kong Island to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland with the public.

In this event, 100 "Moving 100 Outstanding Anti-epidemic Volunteers on Hong Kong Island" who were commended earlier participated in the parade, allowing the public to have a glimpse of the outstanding volunteers and further promote the anti-epidemic spirit of selfless dedication and community service.

  Xu Jingsheng, director-general of the Federation of Hong Kong Island Associations, said that the parade route is quite special, and it is specially connected to a number of return-themed "check-in" points in the four districts of Hong Kong Island, including the large-scale lantern exhibition in the Central and Western District. This lantern breaks the previous record of the largest hanging lantern in Hong Kong. The world record is 13 meters high and 9 meters wide; the "Wan Chai Lighting Installation" in the South Pavilion Square of Victoria Park, Wan Chai; the red sailboat "riding the wind and waves" in the North Point, etc.

  As one of the "check-in" points, the "Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Return to the Motherland - Twenty-five Years of Feelings" Panda Lantern Exhibition will be held in Chai Wan from June 27 to July 10, and is open to the public for free viewing and photography.

The reporter saw at the scene that in a green "bamboo forest", sitting or standing "national treasure" panda lanterns with different postures, some were crawling on the grass, naive, and some were leaning against a tree to eat bamboo, very comfortable. .

Between them is an oval commemorative plaque that reads: 25th Anniversary.

Many parents brought their children to take pictures at the scene.

On the evening of June 29, the lights on both sides of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour were bright, and the lights on the outer walls of many buildings celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland were particularly eye-catching.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Wei

  Liu Qingyang, vice president of the Hong Kong Eastern District Association and convener of the preparatory group for celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Shauchai, told reporters: "This panda lantern exhibition expresses our team's best wishes for the country and the future of Hong Kong. After a quarter of a century, we have accumulated a lot of experience under 'one country, two systems', and Hong Kong must seize the opportunity, relying on the motherland, unite as one, and start a new chapter together."

  On the afternoon of June 30, a beautiful scene appeared in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong. More than 300 citizens visited the water pipeline of the Hong Kong section of the Dongshen Water Supply Project in person by group cycling, and carefully watched the exquisite exhibition boards arranged by the organizer in advance.

  This is a bicycle riding and chorus activity organized by the New Territories North District Celebration of Hong Kong's Return to the Motherland Activities Committee and the Hong Kong Cycling Association to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

At the launching ceremony, more than 100 teachers, students and residents of the northern district sang "Pearl of the Orient" and "Singing the Motherland" together, and waved flags on and off the stage.

  Zhan Sheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the All-China Youth Federation, said that this event can let citizens and students understand the historical friendship behind the Dongjiang water supply project, vividly convey the positive energy of Hong Kong's return to the motherland 25 years ago, and also highlight the heart-to-heart relationship between Hong Kong citizens and mainland compatriots. The symbolism of blood is thicker than water.

He believes that Hong Kong stands at a new starting point for the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland, and will be able to write a new chapter in the future.

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