Hong Kong’s Growing Ties with the World:
Central Government’s Role Over the
Past Two Decades
|Speaker: SONG RU’AN|
Deputy Commissioner of the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese
Foreign Ministry, Hong Kong SAR
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
The Chinese Central Government, as prescribed by the Basic Law, is responsible for the foreign affairs relating to the Hong Kong SAR. The speaker elaborated “on what diplomatic efforts the Central Government has made over the past two decades to promote Hong Kong’s ties with the rest of the world, safeguard Hong Kong residents’ interests overseas and uphold the security of the city and the country as a whole.“ He also laid out the policy priorities from Beijing’s perspective for Hong Kong’s participation in major initiatives such as the One Belt and One Road project.
Mr. Song Ru’an is currently the Deputy Commissioner of the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong SAR. Previously he served as the Third Secretary of the Chinese Representative Office of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group from 1994 to 1997 and Counselor of the Policy Research Department of the Commissioner’s Office from 2001 to 2006. He was also the Deputy Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco from 2011 to 2015 before starting his third posting to Hong Kong.
Speaker: SONG RU’AN,Deputy Commissioner of the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hong Kong SAR