Highlights of Xi's speech marking HK's 20th return anniversary
Updated: 2017-07-02 14:33
Fireworks light up the sky during a fireworks show to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Hong Kong, July 1, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
Celebrating HKSAR's coming of age
According to Chinese tradition, a man enters adulthood at the age of 20. So today, we are celebrating the coming of age of the HKSAR, which has grown exuberantly like a bamboo or a pine tree.
Since its return to the motherland, Hong Kong has kept its distinct features and strengths. Its allure of being a vibrant metropolis where the East meets the West remains as strong as ever.