Wang Zhimin

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Wang Zhimin
王志民
Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong
Assumed office
22 September 2017
LeaderZhang DejiangHan Zheng
Preceded byZhang Xiaoming
Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macau
In office
20 July 2016 – 22 September 2017
LeaderZhang Dejiang
Preceded byLi Gang
Succeeded byZheng Xiaosong
Personal details
BornApril 1957 (age 62)
Xianyou County, Fujian, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceHong Kong
Alma materFujian Normal University
OccupationPolitician

Wang Zhimin (Chinese: 王志民; born April 1957) is a Chinese politician and a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He is the current Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong. Before that, he was the Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao from 2016 to 2017.

Biography[edit]

With a family root in Fujian, Wang was educated at the Fujian Normal University and became a member of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). From 1992 to 1998, he served at the New China News Agency Hong Kong Branch. In 1998, he returned to Fujian to serve as the assistant to the Mayor of Xiamen and other bureaux when Xi Jinping, later becoming General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, was the Governor of Fujian. In 2006, he became the Deputy Secretary-general of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong until 2015 when he became Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office. From 2016 to 2017, he was the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macau. In 2017, he replaced Zhang Xiaoming to become the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong.[1]

Controversies[edit]

In April 2018, Wang in said in a speech that Hong Kong residents needed to respect and understand the Chinese constitution, as it is the "root and foundation" of its future following the amendment of Article 1 of the Chinese constitution to denote the Communist Party of China leadership as "the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics". Targeting the pro-democrats' slogan of calling for the end of "one party dictatorship" since the Tiananmen massacre of 1989. "If you oppose this system, you are overturning our one country, two systems. This is a crime committed against Hong Kong people. It will not bring blessings to Hong Kong, but calamity," Wang said.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "【小明升官】習總心腹王志民 出掌港中聯辦". 蘋果日報. 2017-09-22.
  2. ^ "Calling for an end to communist rule in China 'is a crime against Hong Kong'". South China Morning Post. 6 April 2018.
Government offices
Preceded by
Li Gang
Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macau
2016-2017
Succeeded by
Zheng Xiaosong
Preceded by
Zhang Xiaoming
Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong
2017-present
Incumbent