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Premier Li appoints Lam as fifth HKSAR chief executive

Updated: Apr 11,2017 3:03 PM     CGTN

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-elect Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor accepted the official appointment by Premier Li Keqiang as Hong Kong’s 5th Chief Executive on April 11 in Beijing.

Lam is scheduled to meet President Xi Jinping on the afternoon of April 11, and she will meet the press afterwards.

Lam met with Wang Guangya, director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on the morning of April 10 to discuss the preparation work for the next Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

She also met Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of April 10, accompanied by Ding Yeyan, Chief Secretary of the Office of the Chief Executive-elect.

Lam won the HKSAR chief executive election on March 26 with the support of 777 of the 1,194 members of the Hong Kong Election Committee. ‍

China’s State Council appointed Lam as the new chief executive of the HKSAR on March 31. She will take office on July 1.