HONG KONG – China replaced its top official in Hong Kong Saturday following months of protests in the semi-autonomous territory.
Wang Zhimin was the most senior mainland political official stationed in Hong Kong. He was replaced as the director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government, embattled chief executive Carrie Lam confirmed in a statement.
The office has come under criticism in both Hong Kong and China for misjudging the growing unrest.
Luo Huining, who previously served as secretary for Communist Party in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, will take over the role.
Lam said she was Looking forward to working with Luo on promoting “the integration of Hong Kong into the overall development of the nation and the positive development of the relationship between the Mainland and Hong Kong.”
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