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.

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Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee reveals his new uniformed administration

The inauguration of the chief executive’s new fleet of apparatchiks provided the occasion, as such events usually do, for some exceptionally depressing official photography. Here is John Lee’s new team, in the smaller version. Several things stand out immediately. Firstly, the exalted reaches of government service are not a uniformed branch but somebody has done…

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