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John Lee Confirmed as Next Hong Kong Leader – SCMP

Lee stressed upholding sovereignty and national security in his speech after the vote, which was regarded as a formality


Hong Kong's chief executive-designate John Lee speaks to the media. File photo: AFP

 

Former policeman John Lee, Beijing’s sole approved candidate for Hong Kong chief executive, was on Sunday confirmed as the city’s next leader, the South China Morning Post reported.

The paper said Lee stressed upholding sovereignty and national security in his speech after the vote, which was regarded as a formality. Among his previous roles was serving as the Chinese territory’s security secretary.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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