This March 12, 2021 photo shows the exterior of the headquarters of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (LI GANG / XINHUA)
HONG KONG – The Office of the Chief Executive-elect (CE-elect) has been established to ensure a smooth transition for the new leader of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HKSAR government said Tuesday.
In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, the government said the CE-elect's Office will support the CE-elect in undertaking major tasks, including forming a governing team for the new term of government and in drawing up a policy plan for the new government based on the CE-elect's election manifesto.
The CE-elect’s Office will also assist in making arrangements with the incumbent government for a smooth transition including arranging major events relating to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland
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Daniel Cheng Chung-wai, formerly Director of Administration, assumed the post of Secretary-General (designate), CE-elect's Office today.
"Mr Cheng is a seasoned Administrative Officer with rich experience in public administration. I believe that he will serve with professionalism in the new capacity to ensure a smooth transition to the new term of government," Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen was quoted in the statement as saying.
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The CE-elect’s Office will also assist in making arrangements with the incumbent government for a smooth transition including arranging major events relating to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, and liaising with different sectors of the community and participating in various official activities.
The office, which is housed in the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, will formally start its operations on the day the sixth-term CE is elected and will cease to operate by June 30, 2022.