July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to our Motherland and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Since our return to the Motherland, the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong. With the staunch support of our country, the concerted efforts of all sectors of the Hong Kong community and the co-operation of the Mainland provinces and municipalities, Hong Kong has made good progress in its social and economic development. The 20th anniversary of our return to the Motherland is a significant milestone and it is time for us to consolidate the unique combined advantages of "one country" and "two systems" that Hong Kong enjoys. Building on what we have achieved, we will work towards the further development of Hong Kong and make greater contribution to our country.
To share the joy of the 20th anniversary with the whole community, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of celebrations under the theme of "Together • Progress • Opportunity" which speaks volumes about our vision of tomorrow. You are cordially invited to celebrate the special occasion with us. While we take stock of what we have achieved over the past two decades, we also look ahead to new opportunities and work together to build a better Hong Kong.
C Y Leung
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region