Hong Kong Sing Pao Daily News published an article predicting that, after Hong Kong Chief Leung Chun Ying’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, Zhang Xiaoming, director of the [Hong Kong] Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government, will become the next target to be removed [from a leadership position in Hong Kong]. The article said that replacement of leadership in the Liaison Office is in sight. Zhang Xiaoming will be “severely punished.”
The article added that Leung was advised not to run in the election for the next HK chief executive, which means that the central government core [led by Xi Jinping] is going to crack down on the careerists who have been using Hong Kong to make trouble and will re-steer the direction of Hong Kong’s administration. The article predicted that Zhang Xiaoming, the director of the Liaison Office will be the next target to be removed [because] he failed to do the work of being a “Liaison” in Hong Kong; he only engaged in gangs, and violence.” “The Central Government Rules of (Official) Conduct and Public Engagement [Xi’s 8 Rules]”
The article related that the central government core leadership’s dismissal of Leung Chun Ying is a cut on Zhang Dejiang’s head; it is thus an indication that a clean-up of the Liaison Office is in sight.
Source: Sing Pao Daily News [Hong Kong], December 11, 2016