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National Day under patriots administering Hong Kong

A sea of red national and regional flags displayed in Hong Kong marks the 73 years since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1. Some citizens celebrated the anniversary by waving red flags, while no rallies or demonstrations were held this year.

“Hong Kong now undergoes the critical transition from stability to prosperity,” said John Lee, Chief executive of Hong Kong, at the National Day reception. Lee delivered a speech as the Chief Executive for the first time since his swearing on Jul. 1.

Local media reported that 7,000 to 8,000 police officers were mobilized on National Day. The police force did not receive any application to hold a protest on Oct. 1.

Chan Po-ying, a chairperson of the League of Social Democrats (LSD), told the HKFP that the national security police warned her not to hold any activities on National Day.

Chinese and Hong Kong flags are intertwined in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Chinese and Hong Kong flags are hung at Lee Tung Avenue, known as the Wedding Card Street by locals, in Wan Chai.
China and Hong Kong flags fly at the Golden Bauhinia Square, where the Chief Executive and top officials attended the flag-raising ceremony on Oct. 1 morning.
Meng Wenxiu (right) celebrates the holiday with her family and said they want their child to understand the meaning of National Day at an early age. Although they have moved to Hong Kong from mainland China for ten years, they hope their kid can remember their roots.
Members of a patriotic organization hand out small national flags in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Members of Voice of Victoria, a spontaneous patriotic group, sing the national anthem of the People's Republic of China during the march.
Police officers patrol near the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Five police officers carry out an identity check on a man in black sitting near the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui.
A red national flag flies under the cloudy sky in Hong Kong.

《The Young Reporter》

The Young Reporter (TYR) started as a newspaper in 1969. Today, it is published across multiple media platforms and updated constantly to bring the latest news and analyses to its readers.


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