Hong Kong Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung met with Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun in Beijing last Thursday.
The trip was not announced beforehand, according to am730 newspaper, which learned of the visit from a report by the official Xinhua News Agency on Sunday.
Later that day, the Hong Kong government’s Information Services Department said in a press release that Tsang led a delegate of seven to Beijing last Thursday.
The main purpose of the trip was to attend the 23rd bilateral public security work meeting, the report said, adding that Tsang took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on Guo.
The newspaper said that Tsang also did not issue a prior announcement when he visited Beijing and met with former Liaison Office chief Wang Guangya in August 2012.
Although Tsang claimed afterwards that he tended to announce his visits afterwards, records showed that he did announce his visits beforehand, the newspaper said.
During Thursday’s meeting, Guo cited the Hong Kong police for their relentless effort in carrying out the principles of “one country, two systems” and the Basic Law, Xinhua reported.
Such an effort is important in keeping Hong Kong citizens free of worry and society stable, Guo said.
Hong Kong police will continuously expand cooperation with their mainland counterparts in maintaining the rule of law and contributing to the long-term prosperity on both sides, he added.
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