0822 GMT December 03, 2020
China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on its website late on Saturday that Wang Zhimin, who had held the post since 2017, had been replaced by 65-year-old Luo Huining, who until November was the top official of China’s ruling Communist Party in the northern province of Shanxi, according to Reuters.
Saturday’s statement gave no other details on the change.
Wang is the shortest serving liaison office director since 1997.
Mass protests erupted in June in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that would have allowed individuals to be sent for trial to the mainland.