An election without suspense, completed in barely two hours, elected John Lee chief executive in Hong Kong. Only 1,400 voters out of the seven million inhabitants of the territory were invited to his appointment. The territory, the fourth largest financial center in the world, is now headed by an anti-democratic ex-policeman.
99.4%, the result of the election of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong is mind-blowing. This election without suspense was completed in barely two hours and locked by Beijing on Sunday. Only 1,400 voters out of the seven million inhabitants of the territory were invited to his appointment. Hong Kong, the fourth largest financial center in the world, is now headed by John Lee, a man who does not intend to defend democratic principles.
Common prosperity, the goal of John Lee
A former police officer at the head of Hong Kong, the symbol is strong. John Lee, ex-security boss, oversaw the repression of the pro-democracy movement in 2019. At 64, he is favored by the communist regime, which thus definitively buries any idea of democracy in this territory returned to China. by Great Britain 25 years ago.
Just after his appointment on Sunday by a small committee loyal to the Chinese regime, he put security at the center of his mandate: “Having restored order after chaos, it is high time for Hong Kong to embark on a new chapter of development. A chapter geared towards greater prosperity for all,” he said.
Common prosperity is exactly the same slogan used by the communist regime to justify its stranglehold on the country. The European Union denounces this designation and calls on the Chinese authorities to respect their international commitments, in particular the establishment of universal suffrage in Hong Kong provided for by the retrocession agreements.