Hong Kong to observe three minutes of silence during mourning in silence

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Hong Kong to observe three minutes of silence during mourning in silence

On December 1, 2022, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu pays his respects before a portrait of Jiang Zemin at the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced on Friday arrangements for the city to be one with the nation mourning the passing of Jiang Zemin on Tuesday.

A government spokesman said on December 6 that the memorial service for Jiang will be held solemnly at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing at 10 am.

The statement states that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and members of the public will mourn with mainland compatriots, and express our deep condolences to President Jiang.

Radio Television Hong Kong will host live broadcasts of the memorial service for the public, while the Central Government Offices will live-broadcast the service.

The memorial service staff will observe three minutes of silence during the mourning in silence. All government bureaus and departments will make similar arrangements, the spokesman said.

The HKSAR government appealed to industry associations and organizations to postpone or cancel any entertainment and celebrations scheduled for December 6, and announce arrangements as soon as possible.

The city's 18 district offices will make arrangements to help members of the public watch the memorial service live and observe mourning in silence at designated locations. The spokesman said that the Home Affairs Department will announce the locations later.

Three minutes of honk will be conducted by government vessels during the mourning in silence at the memorial service. The government will liaise with subvented organizations, industry associations, and organizations for arranging their staff to watch the memorial service live and observe the mourning in silence.

On the day of the memorial service, national flags and regional flags will be displayed at all government departments, including offices outside Hong Kong. Government officials will not be involved in any public entertainment activities.

All entertainment and celebration activities funded by the government will be postponed or canceled as appropriate, the spokesman said.

The Executive Council will watch the memorial service live and observe a moment of silence on Tuesday morning. He said that the ExCo meeting will be held after the memorial service, and the media session before the ExCo meeting will be suspended.