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State Council appoints Carrie Lam as fifth HKSAR chief executive

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04-11-2017 13:45 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

Premier Li Keqiang this morning issued a State Council decree to appoint Carrie Lam as the fifth chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) grants the official certificate of appointment to Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as the fifth-term chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) grants the official certificate of appointment to Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as the fifth-term chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Lam is expected to meet President Xi Jinping following her official appointment. She will also meet the press and people from Hong Kong who are working and studying in Beijing later in the afternoon.

Lam arrived in Beijing on Sunday and has met with China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang and Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office. It's Lam's first official trip to Beijing since the March 26th election. She will officially take office on July 1st.