Published: 18:32, September 22, 2023 | Updated: 18:35, September 22, 2023
Hangzhou greets HK athletes
By Wang Zhan

Hong Kong, China Team athletes attend the Team Welcome Ceremony for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang province on Sept 22, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

Athletes from Hong Kong received a warm reception in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang province, on Friday, as the city is all prepared for the 19th Asian Games.  

Scheduled to open on Saturday and run through Oct 8, the Asiad will witness the largest-ever Hong Kong contingent, with over 900 representatives, including 681 athletes competing in 41 disciplines.

The SAR’s core strengths in swimming, fencing, cycling, and karate will be at the forefront.

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China Daily's Andy Chong took the photos on Friday.