In this April 26, 2004 photo, Qiao Xiaoyang, then deputy secretary-general of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, applauds before his speech during a forum meeting with people from various sectors at International Trade and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong. Qiao will begin a one-week visit to Hong Kogn on April 19, 2018 on invitation from the government. (VINCENT YU / POOL / AFP)
HONG KONG – The former head of the Law Committee of the nation’s top legislature will visit Hong Kong Thursday to take the stage at seminars on state affairs, according to a government spokesperson.
The spokesperson confirmed Monday that Qiao Xiaoyang, former chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Law Committee, would arrive in Hong Kong Thursday for a one-week visit on invitation from the Hong Kong government.
During his stay in the city, Qiao will be the guest speaker on a seminar on state affairs for politically-appointed officials and senior civil servants. He will also attend a local Basic Law seminar Saturday, according to the spokesperson.
Besides, Qiao will visit a number of new development projects in Hong Kong, according to the spokesperson. It is very likely that he will visit the newly constructed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus, according to sources.