President Xi Jinping Attends Opening of HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

By That's, October 23, 2018

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Chinese President Xi Jinping officially announced the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge this morning during a ceremony in Zhuhai, Xinhua reports.

The opening ceremony, which took place at 9am at the passenger clearance building of Zhuhai Port, saw the participation of leading officials from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, according to China Daily.

Hundreds of others, including some of the approximately 50,000 construction workers who help build the mega structure, as well as bridge operators (read: toll booth operators), also attended the ceremony. 

READ MORE: HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Opens Oct. 24 After Years of Toil and Tragedy

While the official stuff is now over, the bridge itself will not open to traffic until 9am tomorrow morning

President Xi arrived in Zhuhai on the afternoon of October 22. The president spent part of the afternoon inspecting the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Cooperation between Guangdong and Macau, which is located in the Zhuhai Hi-Tech Zone in the city’s Hengqin New Area.

xi-jinping-inspects-zhuhai.jpgImage via news.youth.cn

This is President Xi’s second visit to Guangdong since ascending to the nation’s highest office back in 2012. The president’s first trip to the province came on the heels of the 18th National Congress of the CPC back in November 2012.

On his first trip, President Xi selected Guangdong as his first stop on a nationwide inspection tour, stating that he was visiting Guangdong to look back at the history of Reform and Opening-up, which has resulted in an unprecedented economic boom over the past 40 years. He added that he wanted his visit to encourage the region to forge ahead with the policy. 

[Cover image via xinhuanet.com]

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