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HONG KONG, Mar 8 (FAM) – Beijing’s top official overseeing foreign affairs urged Hong Kong to play a more active role in the country’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative during a meeting with the Hong Kong delegates to the national legislature on Tuesday morning.

Yang Jiechi is one of China’s five state councillors – only lower in rank than Premier Li Keqiang and the four vice-premiers of the State Council, China’s cabinet. The 66-year-old former foreign minister is also deputy head of the party’s central coordination group for Hong Kong and Macau.