Xia Baolong, the new director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Photo: Weibo

China upgrades Hong Kong affairs with new chief

  • Former Zhejiang boss takes over the reins from Zhang Xiaoming, who becomes deputy director for daily affairs
  • Move will fix reporting-line issues between Beijing and Hong Kong, source says
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Xia Baolong, the new director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Photo: Weibo
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William Zheng

William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the South China Morning Post.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau.