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President Xi visits West Kowloon Cultural District

Posted in: Press Releases

June 29, 2017


President Xi Jinping visited the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) this afternoon (June 29), accompanied by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung; the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam; the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the WKCD Authority, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung; and the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah.

Witnessed by President Xi, Mr Leung and Mrs Lam, Mr Cheung and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang, signed the collaborative agreement of the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) which marked the formal commencement of the project.

The HKPM will showcase exquisite collections of the Palace Museum on a long-term basis and in a comprehensive and in-depth manner. It will complement other arts and cultural facilities in the WKCD and help realise the vision of the WKCD.

During the visit, Mr Lau introduced two child artists of Cantonese opera to President Xi, who chatted with them and enjoyed their singing performance.

President Xi viewed exhibition panels and models to learn more about the arts and cultural development in Hong Kong and the WKCD project. The Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung, also gave a briefing on the WKCD project, the work of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritage and its collaboration with the Palace Museum.

The WKCD is being developed into a world-class integrated arts and cultural district comprising local, traditional and international elements on a 40-hectare site in Hong Kong.

 

President Xi Jinping (centre) visited the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) this afternoon (June 29). Photo shows President Xi viewing a model to learn more about the WKCD project. Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second right); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (first right); the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung (first left); and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang (second left).

President Xi Jinping (centre) visited the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) this afternoon (June 29). Photo shows President Xi viewing a model to learn more about the WKCD project. Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second right); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (first right); the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung (first left); and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang (second left).

President Xi Jinping (third right) receives a briefing by the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung (first left), on the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project during a visit to the WKCD today. Accompanying him are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second right); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left); and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang (third left).

President Xi Jinping (centre), together with the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (first left), and the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (first right), today (June 29) witnesses the signing of the collaborative agreement of the Hong Kong Palace Museum by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (second left), and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang (second right).

President Xi Jinping (centre), together with the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (first left), and the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (first right), today (June 29) witnessed the signing of the collaborative agreement of the Hong Kong Palace Museum by the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (second left), and the Director of the Palace Museum, Dr Shan Jixiang (second right). Photo shows Mr Cheung and Dr Shan exchanging documents after signing the agreement.

President Xi Jinping (first left) chats with two child artists of Cantonese opera during his visit to the West Kowloon Cultural District today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second left); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (fourth left); and the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah (third left).

President Xi Jinping (first left) enjoys a singing performance by two child artists of Cantonese opera during his visit to the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) today (June 29). Looking on are the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (second left); the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam (third left); the Chief Secretary for Administration and Chairman of the Board of the WKCD Authority, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (second right); the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah (fourth left); and the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung (first right).

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