Wang Zhimin was keen to sound upbeat when he faced the media. Picture: Jun Mai

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong shrugs off doubts over future by thanking ‘reporter friends’ for their concern

  • Wang Zhimin, head of the liaison office, refused to discuss reports that he would be moved to another post and asked reporters if he was ‘looking great’
  • Wang’s future has been put under the spotlight amid a debate about whether his office misled the mood in the city during the ongoing protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Wang Zhimin was keen to sound upbeat when he faced the media. Picture: Jun Mai
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Beijing appears to be holding its long-term line on Hong Kong, despite months of protests in the city and a landslide electoral win by the pro-democracy camp. Photo: EPA-EFE

Top Chinese official praises Macau, warns Hong Kong to toe state constitutional line

  • Communist Party’s No 3 leader says Hong Kong must heed the central government’s policies
  • Li Zhanshu’s hardline rhetoric signals that last month’s district council elections have not swayed Beijing from its plans for the two cities
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Beijing appears to be holding its long-term line on Hong Kong, despite months of protests in the city and a landslide electoral win by the pro-democracy camp. Photo: EPA-EFE
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