Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse

National security law for Hong Kong to boost ‘one country, two systems’ and ensure freedoms beyond 2047: top official in most candid comments yet from Beijing

  • HKMAO deputy chief Zhang Xiaoming’s webinar marked the most detailed explanation so far from a high-ranking Beijing official on controversial law
  • In a rare admission, Zhang also identified city’s problems as political rather than economic

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says even as Deng Xiaoping came up with ‘one country, two systems’, national sovereignty was at the core of his consideration. Photo: May Tse
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