Hong Kong Update

China’s new Hong Kong chief a hardliner known for crusade against Christian churches

Xia Baolong is a long-time ally of Xi Jinping who represents a sign Beijing wants to exert more control over the city

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/chinas-new-hong-kong-chief-xia-baolong-hardliner-churches-xi-jinping-ally

Cardinal Zen to Congressmen: China wants Vatican ‘surrender’

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-zen-to-congressmen-china-wants-vatican-surrender-40990

Xi Installs Close Ally to Tighten Control Over Hong Kong

https://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-installs-close-ally-to-tighten-control-over-hong-kong-11581575823

Church-State Clash in China Coalesces Around a Toppled Spire

China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hongkong/china-replaces-head-of-its-hong-kong-and-macau-affairs-office-idUSKBN2070CV

China Puts Hardline Ally of President Xi Jinping in Charge of Hong Kong, Macau

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ally-02132020113046.html

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