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Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office

Beijing recalling its big guns to handle a more complex city

Last week, while a 29-year-old American stole the limelight in Hong Kong and the world, a Beijing veteran on Hong Kong's political and legal affairs quietly went back to the capital from Macau.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:39am

Veteran official regains Hong Kong-Macau office post

Xu Ze, a veteran central government official for Hong Kong and Macau affairs, has been appointed to a second stint as a deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:34am

Hong Kong losing its competitive edge, Beijing warns

Hong Kong is losing its competitive edge and will be "swept downstream if it does not forge ahead", warns Beijing's man in charge of Hong Kong affairs.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:50am 13 comments

Where to draw line of communication

The date March 25 may not ring any bells, but it was a special day for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. On that date a year ago, he was elected to the highest job in town. But Leung is less likely to be celebrating than pondering how to handle the increasing number of hot potatoes falling into his lap.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Wang Guangya urges establishment lawmakers to unite, support CY Leung

Wang Guangya has repeated his call for pro-establishment lawmakers to support the government led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:56am 1 comment

Mystery man Zhang Xiaoming signals shift to 'old Hong Kong hands'

Weeks after his arrival, Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, 49 year-old Zhang Xiaoming, is still a mystery to many. He has not yet made any public appearances, and there is only speculation about his mission here.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Two appointments, one policy paper and a clock strikes nine

He hugged babies. He was public about his love for his wife. He spoke without party jargon. Vice-President Xi Jinping has displayed a liberal image.

Yet, any expectations of him being soft on Hong Kong will be proven very wrong.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:22am

Lawmakers urge liaison office to tone down approach to Hong Kong affairs

The central government's liaison office is facing calls from across the political spectrum to tone down its approach to local affairs amid mounting pressure for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Leung Chun-ying ends virgin duty visit to Beijing with low-key talk

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ended his maiden duty visit to the capital by meeting the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office for talks described as low-key.

His meeting with Wang Guangya was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where Leung stayed.

23 Dec 2012 - 1:49pm

Zhang Xiaoming vows to safeguard Hong Kong prosperity

The new director of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong has started the job pledging to "prudently implement" the central government's policies in Hong Kong while giving "unswerving support" to the Hong Kong government in line with the Basic Law.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:03am