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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee attends an official ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 3, 2022. The Hong Kong SAR government on Saturday held an official ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. (Xinhua)

HONG KONG, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Saturday held an official ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. .

The ceremony, held at the Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden, included the reading and singing of the Chinese national anthem, the raising of the national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong SAR, mourning silence and the reverence in homage.

Participants at the event included Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive John Lee, representatives of organizations of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong, the Chief Justice of the Hong Kong SAR Court of Finals Appeal, former chief executives of the Hong Kong SAR, members of the Hong Kong SAR Executive Council and Council Hong Kong SAR legislature, representatives of veterans groups, representatives of Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC), representatives of Hong Kong members of the CPPCC National Committee, representatives of Heung Yee Kuk and representatives of groups in uniform.

In February 2014, the NPC Standing Committee designated September 3 as Victory Day for the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

In August 2014, the Hong Kong SAR government announced that starting this year, an official ceremony would be held on September 3 every year to commemorate Victory Day.

Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee, representatives of Central People’s Government organizations at Hong Kong, the Chief Justice of the HKSAR Court of Final Appeal, former HKSAR CEOs, members of the HKSAR Executive Council and the HKSAR Legislative Council, representatives of veterans’ groups, representatives Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC), representatives of Hong Kong members of the CPPCC National Committee, representatives of Heung Yee Kuk, and representatives of uniformed groups attend an official ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 3, 2022. The Hong Kong SAR government held a c official ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression. (Xinhua)