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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You want ‘good’ Hong Kong stories? Do something about the bad ones

Our Chief Executive John Lee urged young people in a recent speech to “tell the world a good story about Hong Kong whenever possible.” Which is no doubt something much to be desired. But Hong Kong’s problem with the world is not so much a shortage of good stories as a surplus of bad ones.…

Free flags and forbidden fishtails: Hong Kong’s new patriots-only era

It’s the little things that give you away. I mean, HK$140,000 is not a lot of money in terms of government spending, but it is our money, and the way in which it slipped through our collective fingers tells you a lot about how things are run these days. The story starts last October, when…

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