From his role as security chief during the 2019 protests and unrest, to his promotion to the city’s No. 2 position, ex-police officer John Lee finally rose to the top, becoming chief executive on July 1, 2022.



Why I am giving up writing about Hong Kong politics

Sometimes, as Joni Mitchell sang many years ago, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Writing comments about public affairs only makes sense if there is a conversation to which you are contributing. But if one participant in the group erupts into angry shouting whenever criticised, you can’t have a conversation. We are, of…

Hong Kong’s new-look legislature travels through the Greater Bay Area… laughing all the way

The doings of our new legislature continue to provoke riveting – well at least copious – coverage in the sycophant press. Generally, this is not very interesting reading, but for those who are prepared to dig through the chaff, wheat occasionally emerges. The Legislative Council’s latest masterpiece was a four-day tour of nearby cities. No…

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