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Pro-Beijing Security Chief Tapped to Become New Head of Hong Kong

HeadlineMay 09, 2022

Hong Kong’s former security chief John Lee has been formally picked to head the city after Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s term ends next month. Lee’s election is expected to further solidify China’s control over Hong Kong. On Sunday, Lee received 99% of the vote from Hong Kong’s Election Committee. He was the only candidate in the running. As Hong Kong’s security chief, Lee oversaw the crackdown of protesters who were demanding more autonomy from Beijing.

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