Li Bin, vice chairwoman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairwoman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), met with Leung Chun-ying, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, and his wife Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee in Hong Kong on Sept. 14.
Li Bin thanked Leung Chun-ying and Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee for their support of CSCLF’s initiatives. She noted that this year marks the 130th anniversary of Soong Ching Ling’s birth, and the Exhibition of Soong Ching Ling’s Life in Hong Kong aims to share her patriotic life story with Hong Kong people, especially with the youth, to enhance their cultural and national identity. Looking ahead, she emphasized that the foundation will persisit in fostering interactions among mainland and Hong Kong youth and contribute to Hong Kong’s integration into the broader national development agenda.
Leung Chun-ying extended a warm welcome to Li Bin and her delegation, expressing gratitude for the efforts made by the CSCLF in advancing youth exchanges between Hong Kong and the mainland. He said that fostering mutual understanding through such exchanges is a key factor for the sustained and stable implementation of the One Country, Two Systems policy. Leung hoped to strengthen cooperation with the foundation in the future, aiming to provide more opportunities for Hong Kong’s youth to visit, exchange, and engage in study programs in the Chinese mainland. He believed that this, in turn, would contribute to the growth and development of the young people.
Also present at the meeting were Yin Zonghua, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Shen Beili, vice chairperson of the CSCLF; along with Wu Weishan, director of the National Art Museum of China; Wu Xiangping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ye Cong, an oceanaut of the Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible and chief designer of deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe; and Xie Jun, a chess grandmaster and vice president of the International Chess Federation; who are participating in the “Master Lectures for Children” event currently taking place in Hong Kong. Additionally, Herman Hu Shao-ming, a CSCLF council member and the founding president of Hong Kong Rosamond Foundation, was also present, among others.
(Source: Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs, CSCLF)