The State Council on Monday appointed Zhang Rongshun as a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau.
Zhang succeeds Chen Sixi, who was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing in March.
The Macau liaison office has four vice-directors.
During the third meeting of the 13th NPC Standing Committee on Friday last week, Zhang left the post of deputy director of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, as well as the post of deputy director of its Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Basic Law Committee.
The Legislative Affairs Commission has four deputy directors.
A meeting of the NPC Standing Committee last Friday also passed a list of members for the new term – the fifth term – of the 12-member Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Basic Law Committee of the NPC Standing Committee. In this list for the fifth term, Zhang Rongshun was replaced by Zhang Yong as that committee’s deputy director.
The 10-member MSAR Basic Law Committee is currently still in its fourth term.
According to the Macau Post Daily, both the MSAR and HKSAR basic law committees have two deputy directors. In both committees, one of the deputy director posts is taken up by a mainland official while the other post is taken up by a representative from Macau and Hong Kong respectively.
The deputy director from the mainland side on each of the two basic law committees is taken up by the same mainland official – currently Zhang Yong.
The director of both committees is also taken up by the same mainland official – currently Shen Chunyao.
Zhang Rongshun, 55, started to work for the State Council in 1986. He became a deputy director of the NPC Standing Committee’s Legislative Affairs Commission, as well as a deputy director of the basic law committees of the two special administrative regions in 2013.