A few days ago, the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland was launched in Guiyang and will continue until December 31.

  Since July this year, the 25th anniversary touring exhibition of Hong Kong's return to the motherland with the theme of "25 years of hard work and a new journey together" has been held in Lanzhou, Shenyang, Yinchuan, Tianjin, Harbin, Changchun and other places.

Audiences from all over the country experienced the charm of Hong Kong at close range, learned about Hong Kong's development achievements in the past 25 years after returning to the motherland, and experienced the universally recognized success of the "one country, two systems" practice in Hong Kong.

  The exhibition includes sections such as "From actively participating in the country's reform and opening up to integrating into the overall situation of national development" and "Forging ahead to seek development and create a future that will benefit people's livelihood".

"I hope that through the exhibition, we can continue to enhance cooperation and strengthen exchanges with inland provinces and cities, so as to jointly seize the development opportunities of the country." Liang Zhiren, director of the Beijing Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, said in an interview with a reporter from Economic Daily.

Showing the splendor of 25 years

  In July, the touring exhibition for the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland kicked off in Lanzhou. This was the first exhibition held by the Beijing Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in a mainland city to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

The exhibition takes the time tunnel as the design concept and builds a "time corridor" with a sense of science and technology. Through nearly 150 photos and multiple videos, it reviews the history and achievements of Hong Kong's return to the motherland 25 years ago, and demonstrates the successful practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong.

  In August, at the Shenyang station of the touring exhibition, a small model of the Hong Kong Central Ferris Wheel was unique and novel, displaying 24 most representative pictures of Hong Kong, attracting many audiences to take pictures together.

  Immersive experience is the highlight of this touring exhibition. In addition to the landmark buildings with Hong Kong characteristics, Lion Rock, Peak Tram, Star Ferry and other elements, interactive games such as "Light Up 25" and "Bless Hong Kong with a Statement Postcard" were also designed , with text, pictures, and video content, vividly demonstrates Hong Kong's outstanding achievements in the fields of rule of law, economy, trade, education, and people's livelihood since the return of the motherland, attracting on-site visitors to stop and "check in".

  In Tianjin, the somatosensory interactive game "Run Calorie" sets the length of the runway to 25 years from 1997 to 2022. When the player runs to the corresponding year, a brief introduction of the major events of the year will appear on the screen, making the exhibition fun and connotative Take it to the next level.

  In Harbin, the historic Hong Kong Peak Tramway was "re-enacted", and the inside of the cable car displayed a comprehensive interpretation of Hong Kong's development process, which is convenient for the audience to deepen their understanding of Hong Kong during the tour.

During the exhibition, the audience can also use interactive VR glasses to overlook Hong Kong and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Victoria Harbor across time and space.

  In order to break through the limitation of the exhibition space, the offline exhibition hall has also been moved to the "cloud".

By scanning the QR code, the audience entered the webpage of "25 years of hard work and a new journey together", and wrote down their blessings to the motherland and expectations for Hong Kong on the Kongming lanterns.

 There are many opportunities under "one country, two systems"

  Over the past 25 years, the constitutional order of the special administrative region based on the Constitution and the Basic Law has been operating steadily, the overall governance power of the central government has been implemented, and the high degree of autonomy of the special administrative region has been correctly exercised.

  A set of exhibition pictures reflects several key nodes in this process: the 20th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress passed the "Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", "2021 Improvement of the Electoral System (Comprehensive Revision ) Ordinance was gazetted and took effect in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the 2021 Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Election was successfully held, and the 2022 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive election was successfully completed... The principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong" has been implemented, ensuring Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, showing bright future.

As the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Li Jiachao, said in his 2022 Policy Address: "'One Country, Two Systems' is the best institutional guarantee for Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability."

  A set of data in the exhibition further proves this point.

  In the financial field, Hong Kong has the third largest stock market in Asia; 78 of the world's top 100 banks have established branches in Hong Kong; Hong Kong's total initial public offering (IPO) in the past 13 years has ranked first in the world for seven times ; About 75% of the world's offshore RMB payments are settled in Hong Kong (2020), making it the world's largest offshore RMB business center.

  In the field of shipping, in 2021, Hong Kong port handled a total of nearly 18 million standard container units, making it one of the busiest container ports in the world; Hong Kong currently has nearly 900 companies engaged in different maritime services, which can provide high-quality and high-value-added shipping services .

  In the field of trade, Hong Kong's total merchandise trade in 2021 will reach HK$10,268.4 billion, making it the sixth largest merchandise trade center in the world; Hong Kong has signed 8 free trade agreements with 20 economies and 22 investment agreements with 31 overseas economies , to provide more favorable access conditions for enterprises and investors; in 2021, Hong Kong will have 9,049 Hong Kong-based companies whose parent companies are overseas and in the Mainland.

  Each number reflects the gold content of the words "Hong Kong, China".

  "We want to consolidate and upgrade the four traditional centers, namely the international finance, shipping, and trade centers and the construction of the Asia-Pacific International Legal and Dispute Resolution Service Center; develop four emerging centers, including the construction of an international innovation and technology center, an international aviation hub, and a Chinese and foreign cultural center. Art Exchange Center and Regional Intellectual Property Trade Center." Liang Zhiren believes that these functions and positioning require Hong Kong to consolidate its existing advantages and enhance its development momentum. "Only by seizing opportunities and focusing on development can we create a bright future."

 Integrate into the overall situation of national development

  The exhibition section "From actively participating in the country's reform and opening up to integrating into the overall development of the country" records the details of Hong Kong's cooperation with mainland provinces and cities, participation in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the construction of the "Belt and Road". The world, the story of Yiyi's struggle for innovation.

  Facing problems such as the narrow local spatial layout and single industrial structure in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, with the support of the central government, took the initiative to open up new development space.

  The national "14th Five-Year Plan" outline clearly defines the new development orientation of Hong Kong. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has built a broad development platform for Hong Kong. The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone and the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone have created unlimited Development opportunities, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge closely connect Hong Kong with mainland cities.

  Today's Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has formed a world-class urban agglomeration with a population of more than 86 million and a GDP of nearly US$2 trillion in 2021. It is one of the regions with the highest degree of openness and the strongest economic vitality in the country, and Hong Kong is among them play an important role.

  According to the exhibition data, there are more than 2,000 mainland companies in Hong Kong. The mainland is Hong Kong’s largest export market and source of imports. Hong Kong is the fourth largest trading partner and the second largest export market of the mainland. Consolidate Hong Kong's status as an international financial center.

Integration into the overall development of the country has brought Hong Kong a steady stream of impetus, encouraging Hong Kong to focus on "the needs of the country and the strengths of Hong Kong", and to achieve new breakthroughs in the development pattern and development potential.

  "The Outline of the '14th Five-Year Plan', the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new national dual-cycle development pattern all bring unlimited opportunities to Hong Kong." Leung Chi-jen said that looking forward to the future, Hong Kong will continue to leverage its own advantages, including With a highly market-oriented, legalized, and internationalized business environment, and a world-class professional service industry, make good use of the central government's support, seize the historical opportunities brought about by the country's development, and actively connect with the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the "14th Five-Year Plan" "Planning, etc., to contribute to the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

(Economic Daily reporter Zeng Shiyang)