Date
21 August 2017
Deng Xiaoping was the chief architect of the "one country, two systems" policy that enabled Hong Kong to maintain its stability, prosperity and autonomy under Chinese sovereignty. Photo: cpc.people.com.cn
Deng Xiaoping was the chief architect of the "one country, two systems" policy that enabled Hong Kong to maintain its stability, prosperity and autonomy under Chinese sovereignty. Photo: cpc.people.com.cn

Deng Xiaoping exhibition may touch on Tiananmen protests

Hong Kong will host a large exhibition to commemorate the 110th birthday of China’s former leader Deng Xiaoping on Aug. 22, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The exhibition on the late leader, who was the main architect of the “one country, two systems” policy for Hong Kong, will run from Aug. 21 to 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Over 400 photos will be on display together with manuscripts and other items borrowed from the memorial hall next to Deng’s former residence, according to Gao Yi, secretary-general of the Party Literature Research Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, co-organizer of the show. 

The exhibition may touch on the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Gao said, adding that visitors should go to the show to find out for themselves.

This would be the only “national-level” memorial activity on Deng outside China, with most of the content identical to those to be staged on the mainland. A feature film titled Xiaoping and Hong Kong will be screened at the exhibition venue.

He said Hong Kong’s prosperity and development proved that the “one country, two systems” principle is correct and feasible. It was Deng’s wish that Hong Kong be able to maintain its prosperity and stability, Gao added.

He said he believes the exhibition, which will be attended by family members of Deng, will bear important meaning to Hong Kong’s future, the report said.

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