Chinese president Xi congratulates Ta Kung Pao on its 120th anniversary

Chinese president Xi congratulates Ta Kung Pao on its 120th anniversary

A grand ceremony celebrating the 120th anniversary of Ta Kung Pao will take place on June 12, 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. CALVIN NG CHINA DAILY BEIJING - The letter sent by Xi Jinping to Ta Kung Pao shows his deep care for the newspaper and all members of its parent media group, his tremendous encouragement for all Hong Kong media that love the country and love Hong Kong, and his earnest expectations for Hong Kong to open a new chapter.

A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council made the remarks Sunday.

Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter to Ta Kung Pao on the 120th anniversary of its founding on Sunday.

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In the letter, Xi expressed hope that the newspaper will write more splendid chapters of the steady and sustained implementation of a country, two systems, and contribute more to the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, said the spokesperson.

The letter is a call for the whole Hong Kong society and all Hong Kong compatriots. The spokesperson said that the direction for Hong Kong is to better integrate itself into the country's development plans and to achieve long-term stability and prosperity.

The newspaper, founded on June 17, 1902, is the oldest Chinese-language newspaper in circulation in the world.

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