Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) walks with members of the country’s new Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) walks with members of the country’s new Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong connection: Xi Jinping, 4 other top Chinese leaders and an ideologue who studied city from afar

  • New hierarchy of seven-member Politburo Standing Committee could lead to smoother implementation of key policies involving Hong Kong, analysts say
  • Pro-Beijing heavyweight says new team gives Hong Kong ‘quite a lot opportunities to be involved in the overall development of China’

Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) walks with members of the country’s new Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) walks with members of the country’s new Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: AFP
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