News ID: 263905
Published: 1206 GMT January 04, 2020

China changes head of Hong Kong liaison office

China changes head of Hong Kong liaison office

China replaced the head of its Hong Kong liaison office following more than six months of often-violent protests in the city.

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and Social Security said on its website late on Saturday that Wang Zhimin, who had held the post since 2017, had been replaced by 65-year-old Luo Huining, who until November was the top official of China’s ruling Communist Party in the northern province of Shanxi, according to Reuters.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.


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