Xia Baolong conducts comprehensive review of district governance in Hong Kong

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24th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Xia Baolong, the Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Hong Kong and Macao Work Office, advanced his inspection of Hong Kong’s district governance on February 24, undertaking a series of meetings and visits across the region.

The senior Chinese official initiated his review in the New Territories, accompanied by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive John Lee and the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Alice Mak. The delegation’s day began with an informal gathering over morning tea in Tseung Kwan O, engaging with local dignitaries and discussing the community’s concerns and aspirations.

The visit proceeded to the Sai Kung District Office, where Xia engaged with District Officer Kathy Ma and other council members. The focus of this session was the strategic development and execution of district services, with council members providing insight into their experiences and challenges.

A working lunch with the leaders of the 18 District Councils was also on the agenda, where Xia, alongside Lee and Mak, exchanged views on the nuances of district governance, aiming to glean a comprehensive understanding of the administrative landscape.

The afternoon’s itinerary included a visit to the emblematic Lion Rock Park in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon. Along with Mr Lee and the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kevin Yeung, Xia experienced the iconic Lion Rock’s symbolism of the indomitable spirit of Hong Kong, a testament to the territory’s resilience and unity.