China demotes top official in charge of Hong Kong official

    Beijing, Feb 13 (AFP) China has demoted the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the State Council said Thursday, following months of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city.
    Zhang Xiaoming was re-appointed as a deputy director of the office, and will be replaced by Xia Baolong as director, who is secretary-general of China's top political advisory body. (AFP) CPS

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