(25th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong) People from all walks of life in Hong Kong recall the return day: the journey back home is like a rainbow

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, June 30 (Reporter Suo Youwei) With a flick of a finger, Hong Kong is about to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

In an interview with a reporter from China News Agency, people from all walks of life in Hong Kong recalled what they saw, heard and thought on the day of Hong Kong's return To develop together with the country and share the same destiny, so that every citizen can enjoy the happiness brought by the social and economic development of Hong Kong.

  Deng Bingqiang, Director of the Security Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, told a reporter from China News Agency that on the eve of July 1, 1997, his main job was to perform security tasks in casual clothes, and he did not care about going home for many days.

"When I came back, I saw our national flag raised and my colleagues in police uniforms replaced the old cap badges with the current ones. I was very excited. I felt like I had waited for many years and finally this day."

Deng Bingqiang, Director of the Security Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, told a reporter from China News Agency that on the eve of July 1, 1997, his main job was to perform security tasks in casual clothes, and he did not care about going home for many days.

"When I came back, I saw our national flag raised and my colleagues in police uniforms replaced the previous cap badges with the current ones. I was very excited. I felt that I had waited for many years and finally this day." (file photo ) Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Yongnuo

  Deng Bingqiang said that after the return of Hong Kong, the police force has more contacts with the mainland and more integration with the mainland, "We also have the opportunity to go to the mainland for more exchanges or learning, which also deepens our understanding of the motherland, let us I am even more proud of being Chinese.”

  Shortly after the return of Hong Kong, Lin Guangzhao, a well-known Hong Kong financier who attacked the international financial giants with his team, witnessed the handover ceremony of Hong Kong's return to power on the spot.

"When the British flag was lowered and the main British officials left Hong Kong by boat, I felt very proud as a Chinese and proud of the strength of the motherland." He said: "In the 25 years since the return of Hong Kong, the economic exchanges between Hong Kong and the mainland have become even stronger. Closely, in Hong Kong's daily stock trading, the share transactions of mainland listed companies account for more than 70%, and the parent company has more than 9,000 overseas and mainland companies in Hong Kong. "

  "Hong Kong Handover Day is the most unforgettable day in my life. Our family is immersed in joy." Cai Yi, representative of the Hong Kong National People's Congress and president of the Hong Kong Island Federation, recalled that on the evening of June 30, the family had an early dinner. , inspecting the decorated national flag, regional flag and bauhinia pattern ornaments, wearing a T-shirt celebrating the return of the country to watch the handover ceremony of power, "When the majestic national anthem was played, I stood up involuntarily, waving the national flag from time to time, tears of excitement It blurred my eyes and I watched the comeback live four times over and over and didn't sleep all night."

The picture shows the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong.

(File photo) Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Wei

  Cai Yi said that the practice of the 25 years since the return of China has proved that "one country, two systems" has achieved a universally recognized success, and it has also fully demonstrated that the country is the strongest backing for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is in a critical period of "governance and prosperity". As the most open and international city in China, it will shoulder its own historical responsibility, develop together with the country and create a more brilliant Hong Kong.

  "I still remember when I was thirteen or fourteen years old, there would be a picture of the Queen of England after the TV show at 12 o'clock in the evening, and I was thinking, 'How come there is a picture of a foreigner?' Many years later, on the return day, Watching the five-star red flag being raised in front of the TV, I was overwhelmed." Kwong Mei-yun, deputy to the Hong Kong National People's Congress and president of the Hong Kong Zhuhai Association of Associations, said: "Now Hong Kong is more and more closely integrated with the mainland, and more and more Hong Kong More and more Hong Kong people can speak Mandarin as people move to the mainland, which is a very proud change."

  In 1997, as a member of the DAB and the New Territories Federation of Associations, Chen Yong, deputy to the National People's Congress of Hong Kong and vice-chairman of the DAB, participated in coordinating the celebration of the handover in the New Territories, especially Kwai Tsing District.

Chen Yong said that Kwai Tsing District also specially made the first day cover for welcoming the return, which he has treasured to this day.

"On the day of the handover, many citizens braved the heavy rain to welcome the PLA Hong Kong garrison into the city and presented plaques with the words 'Mighty and Civilized Teacher'. Rebirth", is the wandering child re-entering the arms of his mother.

With the support of the motherland, Hong Kong will be able to face the challenges of wind and rain.

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Su Yongan, executive vice president of the Hong Kong Federation of the China Peaceful Reunification Promotion Association.

"In the first 25 years of living under the control of the British Hong Kong government, the feeling of being under the control of others is indescribable, and the 25 years since the return of the motherland is obvious, and the feeling of being the master of the house is particularly good." He said: "A set of data particularly illustrates the problem, the average life expectancy of Hong Kong after the return to the motherland. In the extension, men have increased by 6.2 years, and women have increased by 5.5 years, becoming the place with the longest life expectancy in the world. I hope that Hong Kong people will work together in the future so that everyone can enjoy the happiness brought by Hong Kong’s social and economic development.” (End )

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