On 1 October 2022, a flag-raising ceremony in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was held at the PolyU campus. Over 1,000 distinguished guests, staff, alumni and students participated in this solemn ceremony to witness the special moment performed by the flag-raising team of the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force, wishing prosperity for the Nation and Hong Kong.


Mr Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan, Deputy Secretary for Justice; Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr Tang Ping-keung, Secretary for Security; Miss Alice Mak Mei-kuen, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs; Mr Liu Maozhou, Deputy Inspector of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; and Mr Wong Kwok-hing, Commissioner of Correctional Services, were invited to officiate at the ceremony, accompanied by PolyU’s Council Chairman Dr Lam Tai-fai, President Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, University Court Chairman Dr Katherine Ngan, and Council and Court members.


Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Lam Tai-fai stated that the University would spare no effort in nurturing young talents with a positive attitude and strong sense of belonging to the Nation and the city, developing young professionals who are dedicated to the betterment of the Nation and Hong Kong. These young professionals would contribute to the cause of ‘one country, two systems’ and the prosperity and rejuvenation of our motherland.


Prof. Jin-Guang Teng added, “For the past 73 years, the Nation has made enormous progress in development and attained outstanding achievements in various areas that we are proud of. This year is even more meaningful for Hong Kong, as the SAR celebrates its 25th anniversary and enters a new era of development to become an international innovation and technology hub.”