China changed its top representative to Hong Kong in the first major leadership reshuffle since anti-government protests broke out in the city seven months ago, unexpectedly replacing Wang Zhimin with a "strongman" party stalwart who has no experience in Hong Kong as its new top official based in the city.
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Breaking: China's top official in HK Wang Zhimin has been replaced by Luo Huining, former party leader of Shaanxi province, who will become director of the city's Central Government Liaison Officehttps://t.co/mschqZXBCm— Chris Lau (@hkchrislau) January 4, 2020
Luo Huining is hoping HK will return to "the right path." That can ONLY happen when police violence ends and Hk is allowed freedom, democracy and human rights for future generations! #HongKong @FreedomHKG @hk_watch @Fight4HongKong @SolomonYue #HK #Freedomhttps://t.co/xwBaMA8xh9— Rev. Patrick Mahoney (@revmahoney) January 6, 2020
HAPPENING NOW: Luo Huining, the new Hong Kong liaison office director, meets with the press for the 1st time.— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) January 6, 2020
He is the top Chinese official based in the city pic.twitter.com/inp7IrxZVf
Like colonial governors, Wang Zhimin is replaced by Luo Huining as head of the Liaison Office. "Luo rose through the ranks in Qinghai Province, in western China, where Beijing has pursued increasingly stringent policies toward a large Tibetan minority." https://t.co/sTCDK1K227— Jeppe Mulich (@jmulich) January 5, 2020
A little side story to the new top #Beijing official in #HongKong, Luo Huining, meeting the press — the Liaison Office spoke about him wanting to meet reporters last night, without giving an exact time. Do some journos waited for like 2 hrs, & he spoke for less than 5mins pic.twitter.com/LMvBFzF3Yw— Damon Pang (@damon_pang) January 6, 2020