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China appoints new Hong Kong liaison office chief



FILE PHOTO: Zheng Yanxiong, director of Hong Kong’s national security office, speaks at a ceremony marking the National Security Education Day in Hong Kong, China April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Lam Yik

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Zheng Yanxiong, head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, has been appointed director of China’s Liaison Office in the city, according to a notice by China’s State Council on Saturday.

Zheng replaces Luo Huining as head of head Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong.