An exhibition of photos entitled "Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Madam Soong Ching Ling and Hong Kong" photo exhibition opened in Hong Kong" opened in Hong Kong on Dec. 28.
The exhibition was sponsored by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) and Hong Kong Rosamond Foundation, and organized by Soong Ching Ling Former Residence Management Center and the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Over 50 attendees, including representatives from the sponsoring foundations, attended the opening ceremony.
Yu Xin, deputy director of the Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs at CSCLF, spoke of the historical ties of Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling with Hong Kong in a speech via video link at the opening ceremony. He hoped that through viewing the exhibition, visitors can learn from and carry on the legacy of the two great figures, and promote the steady implementation of "one country, two systems."
Dr. Herman Hu Shao-ming, a CSCLF council member and the founding president of Hong Kong Rosamond Foundation, said that the exhibition allows young people to learn more about Hong Kong and the country by showcasing the story of Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling in Hong Kong. He hoped students would develop an interest in Chinese history and culture, learn from and inherit the legacy of the great couple, and actively contribute to the country's future development.
Chan Wai Kai, a CSCLF council member and chief principal of HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School, said that the exhibition provides an opportunity for people, particularly young people, to deepen their understanding of the revolutionary history of two great figures and inspiring them to strive for the realization of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
At the opening ceremony, students from HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School transported guests back in time through their recitation focusing on the stories of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Madam Soong Ching Ling, and Hong Kong.
The exhibition showcases the lives of Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling and their connection to Hong Kong in four parts: Sun Yat-sen & Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen, Soong Ching Ling & Hong Kong, Soong Ching Ling in Hong Kong during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), and Soong Ching Ling & the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation. Supporting events include expert lectures, historical site visits, and essay competitions for Hong Kong students.
The online permanent exhibition is available at the official sites of Hong Kong Rosamond Foundation and Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, featuring VR technology for an immersive experience. An offline exhibition will also be held for six months at Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling in Beijing.
(Source: Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs)