Date
21 October 2018
Chief Executive Carrie Lam reads out the letter from China's first lady Peng Liyuan to the three kindergarten students at the Government House on Monday. Photo: GovHK
Chief Executive Carrie Lam reads out the letter from China's first lady Peng Liyuan to the three kindergarten students at the Government House on Monday. Photo: GovHK

China first lady sends reply letter to HK kindergarten students

China’s first lady Peng Liyuan has written to three Hong Kong kindergarten students, telling them that she hopes they will help create a better future for the city, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Peng wrote the letter in Beijing shortly before accompanying her husband, Chinese President Xi Jinping, on a trip to Africa, in reply to a greeting card sent to her by the three students from Yau Yat Chuen School in Kowloon Tong earlier this year.

Peng visited the school last year as part of her trip to Hong Kong with President Xi for the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover. She was accompanied by Regina Leung Ching-yi, the wife of then Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

During her visit to the school, Peng received a panda fan painting from the students, and she in turn gave them made-in-China watercolor pens.

In her letter, Peng said she treasures the fan painting and praised the students’ painting and handwriting in their greeting card.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held a presentation ceremony at the Government House on Monday to deliver the message to the students “on behalf of Auntie Peng”.

The students had sent the greeting card through Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China News Service reported.

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