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HK starts airing shows for CPC centennial to foster stronger sense of patriotism among locals
Published: Aug 09, 2021 08:14 PM
The Hong Kong Police College organizes a passing-out parade during the graduation ceremony on July 10 with Chinese-style military formations.Photo: Xinhua

The Hong Kong Police College organizes a passing-out parade during the graduation ceremony on July 10 with Chinese-style military formations.Photo: Xinhua



 TV series The Awakening Age Photos: Courtesy of Yang Yipei

TV series The Awakening Age Photos: Courtesy of Yang Yipei



 Hong Kong started to air on Monday films, TV series and art shows which were made to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), aimed at giving local residents a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the CPC's history and fostering a stronger sense of patriotism.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the SAR of China and China's state broadcaster CCTV organized the review.

Starting Monday, local mainstream media outlets such as Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)'s television channels, TVB and Hong Kong Cable Television will air, in both Putonghua and Cantonese, CCTV programs celebrating the centennial of the founding of the CPC.

RTHK told the Global Times on Monday via email that CCTV has offered it the right to air the TV programs as a gift. One of its TV channels - RTHK TV 31 - was the first to broadcast the "July 1 Medal awarding ceremony," which was aired on Monday. The "Great Journey," an art performance that was held on June 28 in Beijing to celebrate the CPC's centennial, will be aired at the channel on Tuesday, said RTHK.

From Saturday (August 14), the channel will air hit mainland TV series, including "The Age of Awakening" and "Going Across the Yalu River," and the feature film "Making a New China," which have been widely praised at home and abroad, according to RTHK.

The Hong Kong media outlet noted that since mid-July, RTHK TV 31 has set up a special time slot for mainland-produced dramas. It has aired the TV series "Glory of Youth" on prime time, and mainland documentary series including "The Masters in the Forbidden City" on weekend evenings.

Chief Executive of the HKSAR government Carrie Lam said this is an important opportunity for Hong Kong residents to have a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the centennial of the CPC and to cultivate a stronger sense of patriotism.

Hong Kong television stations will also launch more programs covering hot topics such as national security education, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the outline of China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) to help locals understand Chinese culture and the latest developments of the country, which will help them better integrate into the overall development of the country, Lam noted. 

Global Times


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