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Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 15:58
New border crossing facility opens between HK and Shenzhen
By Wang Zhan
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 15:58 By Wang Zhan

HONG KONG - A new border checkpoint between Hong Kong and Shenzhen opened on Wednesday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and senior officials from Guangdong province attended the opening ceremony. 

Named Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point in Hong Kong and Liantang Port in Shenzhen, the new crossing is the seventh land-based control point on the border between the city and neighboring Shenzhen.

After the ceremony, Lam and other officials visited the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone in Shenzhen.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point at the Customs Cargo Inspection Area of the Liantang Port in Shenzhen, on Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO/ HKSAR GOVT)

In this photograph, Secretary of the Guangdong committee of the Communist Party of China Li Xi (seventh left); Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (seventh right); Guangdong Governor Ma Xingrui (sixth left), Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Zhang Xiaoming (sixth right), Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR Luo Huining (fifth left), Secretary of the Shenzhen committee of the Communist Party of China Wang Weizhong (fifth right), Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (fourth left), President of the Legislative Council Andrew Leung (fourth right), Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council Bernard Chan (third left) pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point on Aug 26, 2020, in Shenzhen. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

(From left) Secretary for Development Michael Wong, Permanent Secretary for Development Lam Sai-hung and the Deputy Secretary for Development Vincent Mak, attend an exhibition during the opening ceremony of the Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point held at the Customs Cargo Inspection Area of the Liantang Port in Shenzhen, on Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

(From left) Commissioner of Customs and Excise Hermes Tang introduces an exhibition on the new port to Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit, and Director of Health Constance Chan before the opening ceremony of the Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point held at the Customs Cargo Inspection Area of the Liantang Port in Shenzhen, on Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

Director of Architectural Services Sylvia Lam (right), introduces an exhibition on the new port to Secretary for Security John Lee (left) before the opening ceremony of the Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point on Aug 26, 2020, in Shenzhen. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

The first lot of Hong Kong goods vehicles passes through the control points of the Customs and Excise Department to leave the territory during the opening ceremony of the Liantang Port/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point on Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (second left) receives a briefing on the innovation and entrepreneurship projects of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology during a visit to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone in Shenzhen on August 26, 2020. Looking on is Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government Chen Rugui (third left). (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)

In this photograph, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (seventh left), Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council Zhang Xiaoming (seventh right), Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government Chen Rugui (fourth left), Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit (second left), and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai (fourth right) pose with young Hong Kong entrepreneurs during a visit to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone in Shenzhen on August 26, 2020. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT)


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