Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (right) and his wife wish all Hong Kong residents a happy, healthy and blessed Year of the Rabbit on Jan 21, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – The Year of the Rabbit heralds a new start and a new hope for Hong Kong, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said Saturday.
In his Lunar New Year message, Lee noted that Hong Kong residents can now enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Spring Festival after pandemic restrictions were eased.
Rabbits are just like Hong Kong people, who are flexible and resilient, and constantly strive for improvement.
John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong chief executive
“This year, we can visit the flower markets, go out for new year shopping, reunite with family and friends and extend festive greetings to one another, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Spring Festival and joining in the festive cheer,” he said.
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Lee said he expected the city’s economy to continue to grow and for its tourist attractions to be filled once with visitors.
“This year welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. Adored by many, rabbits are agile and energetic. Rabbits are just like Hong Kong people, who are flexible and resilient, and constantly strive for improvement,” Lee said.
“The rabbit is, as well, a symbol of great vitality, so the Lunar New Year is seen as heralding a new start and new hope for Hong Kong. Our economy will continue to grow and our tourist attractions will be filled with visitors,” he said.
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“My wife and I wish all Hong Kong citizens a happy, healthy and blessed Year of the Rabbit!” Lee added.