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And John Lee, who is loyal to China, will be Hong Kong’s next leader

And John Lee, who is loyal to China, will be Hong Kong's next leader

John Lee, a Beijing loyalist, has been chosen to be the city’s next chief executive.

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John Lee, a Beijing loyalist, has been elected as Hong Kong’s next chief executive.

Lee, the only candidate for Hong Kong’s top post, He won with more than 1416 votes in Sunday’s elections. He only needed a simple majority and got the required 750+ votes.

About 1,500 members of the pro-Beijing Election Commission cast their ballots to choose the new chief executive. The elections were postponed earlier due to an increase in Covid cases in the Chinese city.

The 64-year-old will replace outgoing CEO Carrie Lam on July 1, when he begins his five-year term.

“I sincerely congratulate Mr. Jun Lee on his successful election, and later today, I will report on the election result to the Central People’s Government,” outgoing leader Lam said on Sunday.

“The current government and I will ensure a smooth transition with the CEO-elect,” Lam said in a statement. Government press release.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region in China governed by the “one country, two systems” framework. The city has limited electoral rights and a mostly separate legal and economic system.

“The selection of Lee, a professional police officer who played a leading role in the crackdown on pro-democracy protests that began in 2019, indicates that Beijing’s top priority for Hong Kong is maintaining political security rather than maintaining its role as a dynamic global power,” said analysts at the group. Eurasia last week before the elections.

“Li’s appointment will cement Hong Kong’s shift from being a global financial and trade center to playing a narrower role as a capital gateway to China,” said Eurasia analysts. “While the risks to political and financial stability are modest, the Lee administration may be ill-equipped to respond to a major shock.”

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