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China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

Zhang Xiaoming is the most senior official to lose his job over Hong Kong unrest

Zhang Xiaoming, center, then director of China's office handling Hong Kong affairs, attends the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, in Hong Kong on Sept. 22, 2018.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China has replaced the head of its office overseeing matters in Hong Kong, making him the most senior Beijing-appointed official to lose his job in the wake of sometimes-violent anti-government protests in the Chinese-controlled territory.

China's Human Resources Ministry announced on Thursday that Zhang Xiaoming would be removed as director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), to be replaced by Xia Baolong, a 67-year-old vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

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