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Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council is an administrative agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China responsible for promoting cooperation and coordination of political, economic and cultural ties between Mainland China and the Chinese Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.[1]

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council
Simplified Chinese国务院港澳事务办公室
Traditional Chinese國務院港澳事務辦公室
Office of the Central Coordination Group for Hong Kong and Macau Affairs
Simplified Chinese中央港澳工作协调小组办公室
Traditional Chinese中央港澳工作協調小組辦公室
Commonly abbreviated as
Simplified Chinese港澳办
Traditional Chinese港澳辦
Literal meaningHong Kong & Macau Office

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AdministrationEdit

The agency was established in 1978, and has been headed by the Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. There are deputy directors which assist the director in running the office.

The agency answers to the State Council of the People's Republic of China as well as the Central Coordination Group for Hong Kong and Macau Affairs of the Communist Party of China.

List of DirectorsEdit

  1. Liao Chengzhi (1978–1983)
  2. Ji Pengfei (1983–1990)
  3. Lu Ping (1990–1997)
  4. Liao Hui (1997–2010)
  5. Wang Guangya (2010–2017)[2]
  6. Zhang Xiaoming (2017–present)

Department StructureEdit

  • Department of Secretary and Administration
  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Policy and Research
  • Department of Liaison
  • Department of Exchange and Cooperation
  • Department of Law
  • Institutional Party Committee (Department of Personnel)

The office's Deputy Director, from December 2018, is Deng Zhonghua, a lawyer, born 1961. He replaced Feng Wei, born September 1957 and seen by the Hong Kong democratic camp as someone they could talk with. His retirement was delayed by a year so that he could handle Beijing's concerns about 'independence' advocates in Hong Kong.

From June 2017, discipline inspection within the office is handled by Pan Shengzhou.[3][4]

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