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Zheng’s appointment – an ‘unprecedented move’

Zheng Yanxiong, a hardliner, is Beijing’s new representative in Hong Kong.

The Communist Party has sent a signal of determination by appointing Zheng Yanxiong as the new head of the Beijing Liaison Office in Hong Kong. The appointment indicates that the Chinese central government is putting its unrestricted claim to power in the city ahead of its economic development.

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