Beijing envoy Luo Huining named national security adviserLocal | 3 Jul 2020 12:41 pm
Luo Huining, the director of the Beijing Liaison Office in Hong Kong has been appointed as the national security adviser to the Hong Kong committee for safeguarding national security, state media reported
The former Comunist Party secretary of Shanxi and Qinghai was appointed to the liaison office in January.
The appointment as national security adviser shows the central authority has the ultimate responsibility and final say in national security matters in the city, state media said, citing "observers.''
The committee is under the supervision of the central government, and is accountable to Beijing. It will be responsible for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong.
Guangdong official Zheng Yanxiong was appointed director of the national security agency. Zheng, who will lead the agency, most recently served as the secretary general of the Communist Party committee of Guangdong. RTHK says he is known for his handling of the village protest in Wukan in 2011, when villagers sought compensation for land requisitioned by the government.
State media also reported that Li Jiangzhou and Sun Qingye have been named as deputy directors. Li is the head of the liaison office’s police liaison division.
Earlier on Thursday, Chan Kwok-ki was appointed by China's State Council as secretary-general of the committee, nominated by Chief Executive Carrie Lam.