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Mr. Ly Gia Sieu was appointed chief of the Hong Kong special zone

The State Council of China yesterday (May 20) decided to appoint Mr. Li Gia Sieu as Chief of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China).

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According to Xinhua News Agency, Mr. Li will take up this position from July 1, after winning the vote on May 8. Premier Li Keqiang presided over the 7th plenary session of the State Council of China and signed the appointment decree.

At the conference, Director of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Ha Bao Long said that the election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong for the 6th term was conducted in accordance with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Kong of the People’s Republic of China and the relevant laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, embodying the principles of openness and fairness.

According to Mr. Ha Bao Long, Mr. Ly Gia Sieu’s election as Chief of the Special Zone with a majority of votes reflects the common aspiration of all sectors of society, which is the desire to unite and agree.

Speaking at the meeting, Premier Li Keqiang said that the Central Committee will maintain its commitment and comprehensively and accurately implement the principle of “one country, two systems”.

The Chinese premier also stated that the central government will support the Chief Executive and the government of the special zone, run the government according to the law, and assist Hong Kong in consolidating and enhancing its position as a financial and commercial center. international trade and shipping; accelerate the establishment of an international technology and innovation center, improve Hong Kong’s international competitiveness, bring into play Hong Kong’s own advantages, better integrate into the country’s common development, maintain long-term prosperity.

Mr. Ly Gia Sieu, 64 years old, has joined the Hong Kong police force since 1977. He has participated in handling many major Hong Kong cases and held positions such as Deputy Director of Security in 2012 and Director of Security since 2017. During his tenure as Director of Security, he strongly promoted the National Security Law on Hong Kong. From June 2021 to present, he has been the Secretary General of the Hong Kong government.

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