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.
“Trust works both ways and our leaders need the trust of both the central government and of the people of Hong Kong,” writes John Burns.
On September 13, the Hong Kong Observatory reported a high of 35.9 degrees Celsius. That surpassed the previous record, set a week earlier, which in turn topped a high that had stood since 1963.
Applicants for the space mission would need to be aged between 30 and 45, and meet certain height and health requirements. The government said that candidates – as well as their family members – must be “patriots.”
Arrivals from overseas are now required to spend three nights in a designated quarantine hotel, instead of seven days. But there are restrictions on their activities for the next four days.
Campaigner Ivan Tai said Hong Kong does less well than places like Japan and Taiwan in terms of recycling food waste. The government is “always doing some trial programme, it does not have a continuous plan.”