. Hong Kong’s John Lee: Ex-security chief set to become new leader « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/John Lee is set to be named Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday, once a closed voting process in which he is the sole candidate concludes.

His appointment is being widely seen as a move by the Chinese government to tighten its grip on the city.

Known as a staunch Beijing supporter, Mr Lee oversaw the sometimes violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protestors in 2019.

Hong Kong’s leaders are selected by a closed-circle committee of around 1,500 members, who are nearly all pro-Beijing loyalists – although this time there was only one contender for them to elect.

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