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Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee visits Beijing for official nod

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Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee travelled to Beijing on Saturday to receive the central government’s blessing as he prepares to take office in a month.

Lee, 64, a former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was chosen as the next chief executive by a small committee of Beijing loyalists in early May.

Chief Executive-elect John Lee. Photo: GovHK.

He was the sole candidate in the race and received 99 percent of the vote, after China remoulded Hong Kong’s electoral system in 2021 to ensure anyone deemed unpatriotic would be ineligible to run.

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