Chinese President Hu Jintao will lead a Chinese delegation to Hong Kong for a three-day visit that will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region. Hu first visited Hong Kong in 1999 but this will be his first visit as president, The Standard reported. He will lead a delegation of senior central government officials, although none of them are members of the Politburo Standing Committee. The president will officiate during a swearing-in ceremony of the chief executive and principal officials. Among the mainland officials scheduled to visit are Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai and State Development and Reform Commission Director Ma Kai who is expected to announce the liberalization of Hong Kong professional services practices in the mainland under the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement.
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