PolyU holds flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the new University Square
1 Oct 2023
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today held a flag-raising ceremony at the new University Square on campus to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The University was honoured to have had Ms WU Cheng, Deputy Director, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Mr WANG Wenxian, Deputy Director, Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR officiate the ceremony. They were joined by PolyU’s Council Chairman Dr LAM Tai-fai; President Prof. Jin-Guang TENG; Deputy Council Chairman Dr Lawrence LI Kwok-chang, University Court Chairman Dr Katherine NGAN, together with Council and Court members, University senior management, and over 1,000 distinguished guests and PolyU members, and close to 70 visiting teachers and students from Tsinghua University, wishing prosperity and stability for the Nation and Hong Kong. The ceremony was performed by the PolyU Student Flag-Raising Team.
Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU’s Chairman of Council remarked, “This year marks the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Through reform and opening up, the Nation has achieved remarkable accomplishments and has become increasingly influential on the global stage, bringing its people tremendous pride. ‘When China succeeds, Hong Kong will prosper’. Hong Kong must fully ensure the steady and sustained implementation of the principle of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ and integrate itself into the Nation’s overall development. Going forward, PolyU remains committed to promoting a sense of national identity among students and nurturing capable talents who are ready to shoulder greater responsibilities, possess a deep affection for the Nation, and who will leverage their strengths for the betterment of the Nation and Hong Kong.”
Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU’s President said, “As we celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, our Nation has accomplished remarkable achievements in high-quality social and economic development, as well as innovation and technology. As a member of the higher-education sector, PolyU is dedicated to becoming an innovative world-class university as we strive for excellence in education, research, innovation and knowledge transfer. The University will continue providing holistic education to nurture socially responsible talents who possess a strong sense of national identity and a global perspective, and make further contributions to the Nation’s self-reliance in science and technology.”
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