Ex-security chief becomes Hong Kong New Leader.

Written by on May 8, 2022

John Lee has been named Hong Kong’s new leader, after a closed voting process in which he was the sole candidate.

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.

Mr Lee replaces outgoing chief executive Carrie Lam, who had served since 2017.

Seun Fakorede

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