The year of 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to our Motherland. I and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are most happy to celebrate this historic moment together with all Hong Kong people.
Since the return to our Motherland, with the staunch support of our country, Hong Kong people have spared no effort in building our beloved city, and "one country, two systems" has been successfully implemented.
The HKSAR Government is organising a wide range of celebration activities under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity" to connect with all Hong Kong people, garner esprit de corps, consolidate 20 years of experience, and explore new ways of contributing to our country and Hong Kong.
The celebration activities being organised by the Government cover every aspect of our society, including major exhibitions, art and cultural performances, mega sports events, international conferences, city dress-up, caring for the underprivileged and youth development programmes. Community organisations are also staging a wide array of celebration activities to share the joy and fun with everyone.
Looking forward, even though we will be facing new challenges, with the unique advantage of "one country, two systems", all Hong Kong people united and our strengths consolidated to develop our economy and improve people's livelihood, our vision for a better Hong Kong is certainly within reach.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region