Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
The new face of Beijing's leadership in the region came into focus yesterday as Zhang Xiaoming was appointed head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong and Hu Chunhua was named to lead the economic powerhouse of Guangdong.19 Dec 2012 - 7:50am 1 comment
Zhang Xiaoming is to take over as head of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong, weeks after he caused controversy by saying "external forces" were meddling in Hong Kong politics, according to sources.
He will succeed Peng Qinghua, who will become Communist Party secretary of Guangxi , say the sources, who are familiar with the reshuffle of liaison office staff.16 Dec 2012 - 4:41am 1 comment
Tension is rising after Beijing apparently stepped up its rhetoric on how Hong Kong should be governed. After a war of words over an alleged pro-independence force in the city, a top mainland official sparked more controversy by accusing external forces of interfering with local elections.3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 1 comment