New US consul general arrives
Clifford Hart arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday to start his assignment as the US consul general for Hong Kong and Macao. In a statement released on Wednesday, Hart said that respect for the rule of law and globally recognized fundamental freedoms underpin Hong Kong’s status as “Asia’s World City” and both are vital for its prosperity and stability. These are also among the most important reasons more than 60,000 Americans are happy to call Hong Kong home. Hart said he would be honored to witness the next phase of Hong Kong’s democratic development and progress towards universal suffrage under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework.