The upcoming Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee is entering his first term in office with full support from China’s central government. Three weeks after his election, the 64-year-old traveled to Beijing on Saturday for his inaugural visit. China’s Head of State Xi Jinping received him there on Monday and expressed his total trust in him. Lee was the Communist Party’s preferred candidate to succeed Carrie Lam, who is still in office (China.Table reported). He will take over the reins of government from his predecessor on July 1.
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