香港golden bauhinia sculpture20分
What special meaning does the golden bauhinia sculpture have?
What do the two flags beside the golden bauhinia sculpture stand for?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The following information is extracted from the website of Hong Kong Government. I also attach the Chinese version in case you do not understand the English.
"Located outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Golden Bauhinia Square, which witnessed the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), represents the end of British colonial rule and the return of the territory to China. The Golden Bauhinia, standing on the Expo Promenade outside the Centre is a gift from the People's Republic of China to commemorate the establishment of the HKSAR on July 1, 1997.
The national flag of China and the regional flag of the HKSAR, fluttering over the Expo Promenade, are raised at 8:00am every day. On July 1, the anniversary of HKSAR's establishment and October 1, the National Day, there is a solemn flag-raising ceremony followed by a parade by the guard of honour, an aerobatics performance by the Government Flying Service and a demonstration by fire fighting boats, attracting thousands of citizens and tourists to witness the spectacle.
Near to the Golden Bauhinia stands the Reunification Monument bearing inscriptions of President Jiang Zemin's calligraphy. The white ring round the pinnacle denotes the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China, and the 50 rings above it symbolize that the HKSAR's way of life will remain unchanged for 50 years.