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Hong Kong election: a government executive made for Beijing

John Lee, 64, will most likely be elected as Hong Kong’s new chief executive on Sunday

Ted Hui still remembers John Lee and his situation reports to the Hong Kong parliament. The atmosphere was tense, “almost hostile“. At the time, in the second half of 2019, Security Chief Lee addressed the MPs, and Hui, who now lives in exile in Australia, was among them. Millions of people had taken to the streets at the time to protest a law that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to Chinese law enforcement agencies.

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