A 1,461-member election committee comprising pro-Beijing leaders voted to elect John Lee Ka-chiu as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday. The former security official, who is backed by Beijing, was the sole candidate for the election and will take the helm on July 1.
John Lee, a former policeman and security tsar charged with handling HK’s 2019 protests, has been elected Hong Kong leader with 1,416 vote from a predominantly pro-Beijing election committee with 1,461 members.
John Lee, an ex-security chief and Beijing loyalist, was chosen as Hong Kong’s next leader in a rubber-stamp election. He plans to continue a crackdown on dissent.
What people are saying?
The Enlightenment Project The people who thought that Beijing would allow Hong Kong to maintain autonomy are likely the same sharp minds who thought the Supreme Court would honor precedent.
Rebel with a Cause The deal ‘One country, Two systems’ was to be in effect 50 years. Hong Kong’s way of life remain unchanged until 2047. Beijing abrogated the deal. An outrage.