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President Xi arrives in Hong Kong for three-day visit

Posted in: Press Releases

June 29, 2017


President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived in Hong Kong at noon today (June 29) for a three-day visit to attend the activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

They were greeted by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, his wife Mrs Regina Leung and the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, at the airport apron.

Other members of the welcoming party included Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Mr Tung Chee Hwa; the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Mr Zhang Xiaoming; the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Geoffrey Ma Tao-li; the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung; the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan; the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC; the President of the Legislative Council, Mr Andrew Leung; the Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council, Mr Lam Woon-kwong; the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR, Mr Xie Feng; the Commander-in-chief of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, Mr Tan Benhong; and the Political Commissar of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, Mr Yue Shixin.

After disembarking from the plane, President Xi shook hands with the welcoming party and spoke to reporters.

 

President Xi Jinping (left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (right) arrived in Hong Kong at noon today (June 29) for a three-day visit to attend the activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

President Xi Jinping (left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (right) wave to the welcoming party on arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport today (June 29).

President Xi Jinping (second left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (first right) receive welcome bouquets of flowers from two children after arriving in Hong Kong today (June 29).

President Xi Jinping (second right) and his wife Peng Liyuan (first right) are greeted by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second left), and his wife Mrs Regina Leung (first left) at the airport apron today (June 29).

President Xi Jinping (second right) is greeted by the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left), at the airport apron today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (third right), and his wife Mrs Regina Leung (first right), and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Mr Tung Chee Hwa (first left).

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (first left), greets President Xi Jinping (second right) and his wife Peng Liyuan (first right) at the airport apron today (June 29). Looking on are the Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Mr Tung Chee Hwa (fourth left); the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Zhang Xiaoming (third left); and the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Geoffrey Ma Tao-li (second left).

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan (second left), greets President Xi Jinping (second right) and his wife Peng Liyuan (first right) at the airport apron today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (third right); the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Geoffrey Ma Tao-li (fourth left); the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (third left); and the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC (first left).

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC (second left), greets President Xi Jinping (third right) and his wife Peng Liyuan (second right) at the airport apron today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (fourth right), and his wife Mrs Regina Leung (first right); the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan (third left); and the President of the Legislative Council, Mr Andrew Leung (first left).

President Xi Jinping (first left) is warmly welcomed at the airport apron on his arrival in Hong Kong today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second left), and his wife Mrs Regina Leung (third right); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (third left); and the wife of President Xi, Peng Liyuan (second right).

President Xi Jinping today (June 29) speaks to the media at the airport apron.

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