Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu announced before the Executive Council this morning that he would lead a delegation to Hangzhou on the 22nd (Friday) to attend the opening ceremony of the 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou the next day (19). He will also go to the athletes' village and the event site to cheer on the Hong Kong athletes. He pointed out that Hong Kong sent a delegation of 960 people this time, the largest size ever, including 680 athletes, and believed that Hong Kong athletes will go all out to win glory for Hong Kong.

He also pointed out that from the 23rd, 36 venues in <> districts of Hong Kong will have live broadcast areas, and some shopping malls will broadcast the Hangzhou Asian Games live events, and will also broadcast evening events, in response to the "Hong Kong Night Color", the business hours will be extended accordingly, so that the public can support athletes while also going out for consumption and entertainment.

All venues of the Hangzhou Asian Games have been completed. (Xinhua News Agency)

The delegation of the HKSAR Government also included the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Yeung Yun-hung, the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Mr. Yip Man Kuan, the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Lau Ming-kwong, and the Sports Commissioner of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Mr Wong Tak-sum.

Lee Ka-chiu returned to Hong Kong on 9 September, and during Lee's departure, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Chan Kwok-kee, assumed the post of Chief Executive. Yeung Yun-hung returned to Hong Kong on 25 September, and during Yang's departure, the Deputy Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr Lau Zhen assumed the post of Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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