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The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), Xia Baolong, kicks off his six-day visit to Hong Kong on April 13. At the opening ceremony of the city’s National Security Education Day, Xia said that although the 2019 anti-extradition bill riots did not succeed, they left a “permanent scar” on the city, resulting in “everlasting pain”.
Xia is the first senior official to visit Hong Kong after it was announced that HKMAO will report directly to the Communist Party’s central leadership instead of the State Council.
His friendly demeanour has been well-received, but many have also concluded from his speech that the central government will not loosen its grip on the city to counter national security threats, and the legislation of Article 23 will be expedited.
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, host Han Yong Hong and Lianhe Zaobao’s Hong Kong reporter Tai Hing Shing discuss the significance of Xia Baolong’s trip to Hong Kong.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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