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Inaugural Ceremony of Fifth Term HKSAR Government

Posted in: Press Releases

July 1, 2017


The Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was held this morning (July 1) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

President Xi Jinping, who is in Hong Kong for this special occasion, swore in the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Principal Officials.

The Chief Executive then swore in members of the Executive Council.

The wife of President Xi, Peng Liyuan, also attended the ceremony.

Joining today’s ceremony were about 2,000 guests, including representatives from the Central Government, members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress and members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, political and economic figures, local dignitaries, senior executives of Hong Kong-based Chinese enterprises, and members of the foreign diplomatic corps.

 

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, Principal Officials and guests attend the Flag Raising Ceremony to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China at Golden Bauhinia Square this morning (July 1).

The Government Flying Service performs a fly-past at the Flag Raising Ceremony to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China at Golden Bauhinia Square this morning (July 1).

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second right), greets members of the public before the Flag Raising Ceremony to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China at Golden Bauhinia Square this morning (July 1). Joining her is her husband Mr Lam Siu-por (third right).

President Xi Jinping (right) swears in the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (left), at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

President Xi Jinping (right) swears in the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (left), at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

President Xi Jinping (right) and the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (left), shake hands at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region this morning (July 1).

President Xi Jinping (first right) swears in the Principal Officials of the Fifth Term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1). Looking on is the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second right).

President Xi Jinping swears in the Principal Officials at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (right), swears in members of the Executive Council at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

President Xi Jinping speaks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

President Xi Jinping speaks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning (July 1).

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