September 6, 2023
HONG KONG – Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu announced on Tuesday that the National Day fireworks display will return to the city on Oct 1 after a five-year suspension.
In addition, a series of celebrations and promotions aiming to make Hong Kong come alive at night will also be launched, Lee said speaking before an Executive Council meeting, which resumed after a nearly two-month recess.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and Deputy Financial Secretary Wong Wai-lun are actively preparing to promote the nighttime economy, he said, adding that related industries have responded positively so far.
Shopping malls will hold various activities and offer discounts and will extend their opening hours for this occasion. The details are expected to be announced next week, said the CE.
On recent incidents of sexual assault during university orientation camps, he said such behaviors must not be tolerated.
Shopping malls will hold various activities and offer discounts and will extend their opening hours for this occasion. The details are expected to be announced next week, said Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu
Underscoring that university students are the future of the society, Lee said no illegal behavior is acceptable.
Police are investigating a rape allegation by an 18-year-old student at the Education University of Hong Kong, who said a senior student of the university raped her at an orientation camp in July.
Meanwhile, a student of the University of Hong Kong was charged on Monday with two counts of sexual assaults on a freshman during an orientation activity in August.
The CE expressed his hope that universities can ensure a conducive environment for students and improve student behavior.
Any illegal behaviors should be dealt in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, he added.