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October 21, 2020
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China replaced its top official in Hong Kong

Former Communist Party chief,  Luo Huining, is now head of China’s liaison office

  • Wang Zhimin had position since September 2017 and departure reason unknown
  • Violent protests have continued in Hong Kong for the past seven months 

China replaced its top official in Hong Kong on Saturday, state media said, as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory enter their eighth month.

Luo Huining, the former Communist Party chief for Shanxi province, has been appointed to head China’s liaison office in Hong Kong, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

He replaces Wang Zhimin, who had assumed office in September 2017.

Xinhua did not give a reason for the change. eachers take part in an anti-government protest with the claims of being under pressure by Hong Kong administration for their political views, which they call 'White Terror' at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong

Xinhua did not give a reason for the change. eachers take part in an anti-government protest with the claims of being under pressure by Hong Kong administration for their political views, which they call ‘White Terror’ at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong

The protests, which began in early June, have turned violent at times, with hard-line demonstrators clashing with police.

The protests, which began in early June, have turned violent at times, with hard-line demonstrators clashing with police.

Xinhua did not give a reason for the change.

The protests, which began in early June, have turned violent at times, with hard-line demonstrators clashing with police.

The violence has eased somewhat in the past month, but sporadic clashes have continued.

The violence has eased somewhat in the past month, but sporadic clashes have continued

The violence has eased somewhat in the past month, but sporadic clashes have continued

Teachers take part in an anti-government protest with the claims of being under pressure by Hong Kong administration

Teachers take part in an anti-government protest with the claims of being under pressure by Hong Kong administration

A huge and largely peaceful march on New Year's Day degenerated into violence as some protesters attacked ATM machines with spray paint and hammers

A huge and largely peaceful march on New Year’s Day degenerated into violence as some protesters attacked ATM machines with spray paint and hammers

Police used pepper spray, tear gas and a water cannon to drive off the demonstrators, although a government statement said officers were 'deploying the minimum necessary force

Police used pepper spray, tear gas and a water cannon to drive off the demonstrators, although a government statement said officers were ‘deploying the minimum necessary force

A huge and largely peaceful march on New Year’s Day degenerated into violence as some protesters attacked ATM machines with spray paint and hammers, smashed traffic lights and blocked downtown streets with paving stones ripped from sidewalks.

Police used pepper spray, tear gas and a water cannon to drive off the demonstrators, although a government statement said officers were ‘deploying the minimum necessary force.’

The protesters are demanding fully democratic elections for Hong Kong’s leader and legislature and an investigation into police use of force to suppress their demonstrations

Agencies

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