HKSAR Government responds to media enquiries

     In response to media enquiries regarding the offices set up in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by the Central Government, a spokesman for the HKSAR Government said:

     The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR (LOCPG) is an office set up in the HKSAR by the Central People's Government, not "offices in the HKSAR set up by departments of the Central People's Government" as stated in Article 22(2) of the Basic Law.

     The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR was established in the HKSAR in accordance with Article 13 of the Basic Law, while the Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison was stationed in the HKSAR by the Central People's Government in accordance with Article 14 of the Basic Law.

Ends/Sunday, April 19, 2020
Issued at HKT 1:22