Former HK chief executive Leung Chun-ying returns from Nansha for son’s wedding

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19th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Leung Chun-ying, made it back to Hong Kong from a diplomatic mission in Nansha just in time to partake in his son’s wedding celebrations. The private yet grand ceremony took place in their family home on 19th May, marking an auspicious addition to the family.

Leung Chuen-yan, the son of the prominent political figure, tied the knot with Mimmi Mononen, a Finnish national he met during their tenure at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden where both were engaged in medical research. The union is not just a blend of cultures but also of intellectual pursuits, as Mononen, who holds a doctorate in life sciences, has previously spent three years working in Shanghai, further strengthening her ties to the region.

The wedding ceremony, detailed on Leung Chun-ying’s Facebook page, was an intimate affair with the couple performing a traditional tea ceremony, an emblematic gesture of respect towards their parents. The event was attended by close family and friends, and the photographs released show a moment filled with joy and mutual respect.

This familial milestone coincided with Leung’s professional duties, as he had just concluded leading a delegation of over 30 representatives from foreign chambers of commerce and enterprises in Nansha. During his visit, Leung emphasized the strategic importance of Nansha as a gateway for international business, leveraging Hong Kong’s global connectivity to foster deeper international ties and exploring new cooperative opportunities.

The wedding has sparked a series of congratulatory messages from various quarters, including former Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Wong Kam-sing, and Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, who wished the couple a lifetime of happiness and prosperity.