Beijing loyalists anoint John Lee as Hong Kong's next leader


John Lee (L) and his wife Janet celebrate after Lee was named as the city's new leader in Hong Kong on May 8, 2022. John Lee, the former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong's democracy movement, was declared the business hub's new leader on May 8, 2022 by a small committee of Beijing loyalists. – AFP pic, May 8, 2022.


A FORMER security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement was anointed the business hub’s new leader today by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.

John Lee, 64, was the only candidate in the Beijing-backed race to succeed outgoing leader Carrie Lam.


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