香港十年Ten Years of Hong Kong’s return to China

Copyrights of this video belong to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Tourist Board. Hong Kong (香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a largely self-governing territory of the People’s Republic of China, facing Guangdong to the north and the South China Sea to the east, west and south. Hong Kong is a global metropolitan and international financial centre, and has a highly developed capitalist economy. Beginning as a trading port, Hong Kong became a crown colony of the United Kingdom in 1842, reclassified as a British dependent territory in 1983, and remained so until the transfer of its sovereignty to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Under the “one country, two systems” policy, Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy in all areas with the exception of foreign affairs and defence, which are the responsibility of the PRC Government. As part of this arrangement, Hong Kong continues to maintain its own currency, legal system, political system, immigration control, rule of the road and other aspects that concern its way of life, many of which are distinct from those of mainland China. Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, its identity as a cosmopolitan centre where the East meets the West is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions. The city’s population is 95% Chinese and 5% people of other ethnicities. With a population of 7 million people but land area of 1108 km2 (428 sq mi
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香港十年Hong Kong 10 Years After Handover [HQ]

香港始終有你Hong Kong Because you are here 中華人民共和國國歌中华人民共和国国歌■口述人:柴家辉■身份:香港警察学院学警训练科高级督察我是1963年生人,在警队服务超过25年,曾派驻不同部门和单位,包括警民关系组、警察机动部队及交通意外调查组,现在在警察学院担任学警训练工作。 大约是1997年的6月初,我任新界北冲锋队小队副指挥官,忽然接到通知去面试。面试时回答了几个问题,如年龄、身高、是否参加过一些操练或仪式等。我在政权交接前两周才得知自己负责升旗,感觉好意外,为此当时的警务处助理处长李明逵还接见了我和另外几名负责升旗的同事。 6月中旬,就正式接到通知去训练。接下来的两个星期,我接受了密集的操练。每一个步骤都要练上好多遍,确保到时候不出错。 在1997年6月30日,我早上7点就开始工作,一直到第二天的凌晨。晚上7点,在距离英军总部不远的添马舰东面,我和同事参加英军告别的日落仪式。瞬间雷雨大作,周围行雷闪电,英国的海军在降英国国旗,我和同事在降香港旗,最后要把香港旗叠好交给英军。在30多尺的旗杆下,雷雨不停,真有点危险。我当时祈祷千万不要出什么安全问题,因为几小时后我还要到香港会展中心参加交接仪式,去升特区区旗。 降旗仪式结束后,我们浑身被淋得湿透。当时我们只有身上穿的这一套礼服,赶紧把礼服外套送到警队请人熨烫好。衬衣什么的根本来不及换,只好跑到卫生间用烘干机使劲吹。帽子就拿布抹一下,晾干。我们都希望有着最好的面貌出现在升旗仪式上。 赶到香港会展中心时,我们的衣服基本上都干了。快到12点的时候,当时整个会场的气氛极为庄严,我的脑海一片空白。我走在三个人的最右边,中间的同事捧着区旗。我在一片静默中走向旗杆,心里一边数着步子一边努力去想下一个该做的动作,除此之外,什么都不敢想,生怕一分心就出错。 我按照训练