THE ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY’S PRESIDENT LORD EDWIN E. HITTI EXTENDED CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND THE HONG KONG SAR FOR THE 1ST OF JULY ITS ESTABLISHMENT DAY

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry extended its congratulations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, or the Centennial of the Communist Party of China, which, has been the sole governing political party of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1949.

As celebrations took place as scheduled on 1 July 2021 in Beijing. CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping, as the guest of honor, delivered a speech and presented the Order of July to CCP members who have made contributions, Premier Li Keqiang served as the official host of the event.

Similarly, Hong Kong marked the 24th anniversary of its handover to China, Hong Kong’ CE Carrie Lam, attended the traditional flag-raising ceremony, followed by the award of the Bohemia Medal ceremony. A spokesman for the HKSAR government said that the award recipients this year are from different walks of life with diverse backgrounds. They have made significant contributions to Hong Kong in different areas.

Four people received the Grand Bauhinia Medal, 15 people received the Gold Bauhinia Star, 22 the Silver Bauhinia Star and 40 the Bronze Bauhinia Star. Four people were awarded Medal for Bravery (Gold), including three late customs officers from the Customs and Excise Department of the HKSAR government. They died on duty during an anti-smuggling patrol operation in January. A number of police officers and medical staff members received medals and service awards.

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