PolyU: Over 500 PolyU staff and students attended 2022 New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today held a flag-raising ceremony on campus to welcome the start of the new year. Dr WANG Songmiao, Secretary General of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Mr ZHANG Zhihua, Director General of the Department of Youth Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Mr Alfred SIT, the Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government; Dr LAM Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU; Dr Lawrence LI Kwok-chang, PolyU’s Deputy Council Chairman; Dr Katherine NGAN NG Yu-ying, Court Chairman of PolyU; Professor Jin-Guang TENG, President of PolyU, together with more than 500 guests including PolyU Council and Court members, staff and students, attended the ceremony, wishing continued prosperity and vibrancy for the Nation and Hong Kong.

On the first morning of 2022, our hearts fluttered with excitement as we witnessed the national flag being hoisted on the campus together with PolyU’s staff and students. I believe that as long as Hong Kong and the Mainland are united and work as one, Chinese culture will resonate and form the most beautiful harmony. I look forward to us all striving ahead together on a new journey.

Dr Wang Songmiao, Secretary General of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, said, “In 2021, Hong Kong, as well as the Nation and the world all faced different challenges. These challenges have become the nutrients that will nourish our growth and development. Hong Kong has already embarked on the transition from chaos to order, and everyone is anticipating the move towards governance and prosperity. On the first morning of 2022, our hearts fluttered with excitement as we witnessed the national flag being hoisted on the campus together with PolyU’s staff and students. I believe that as long as Hong Kong and the Mainland are united and work as one, Chinese culture will resonate and form the most beautiful harmony. I look forward to us all striving ahead together on a new journey.”

Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU, remarked, “2021 was a challenging year. We are grateful for the concerted efforts from all walks of life in contributing to the Nation’s reform and opening-up in the new era, and deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation, which will give play to our complementary advantages and help us integrate into the Nation’s development to achieve shared prosperity for the benefit of the country. We are also pleased to see that the HKSAR’s electoral system is now enhanced to enable the implementation of ‘Patriots Administering Hong Kong’. This will definitely create new dimensions and bring new opportunities to the city. 2022 marks the important occasion of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland. With the support of the country, Hong Kong will continue to strengthen its competitive advantages and ensure the full and faithful implementation of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle to create a better and more prosperous future.”

Professor Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, said, “PolyU has always been committed to nurturing successful future professionals and leaders with a deep affection for their family and nation, a global perspective and a strong sense of social responsibility. As we begin a new year, PolyU will continue to raise the national flag every day and hold grand flag-raising ceremonies on special days. In addition, we will also hold a flag-raising ceremony every Monday at 8am with the participation of PolyU’s senior management, staff and students, to help develop a strong sense of national identity and belonging to the country.”

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