John Lee

Hong Kong Swears In Hardline Communist as Chief Executive

Former police officer and ardent Communist Party loyalist John Lee became the chief executive of Hong Kong on Friday, the 25th anniversary of China’s takeover of the once-British city, with a mandate from Beijing to ensure that pro-democracy protests never return.

Hong Kong's new Chief Executive John Lee gives a speech following his swearing-in as the city's new leader, during a ceremony to inaugurate the government in Hong Kong on July 1, 2022, on the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. (Photo by Selim CHTAYTI / POOL …