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Hong Kong’s Lee Pledges to Prioritize Security, China Ties

  • Sole candidate John Lee easily wins leadership race on Sunday
  • Former police official says security will be his top priority
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Hong Kong's John Lee Chosen as City's Next Leader
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Hong Kong’s incoming leader John Lee vowed to further efforts to bolster national security and accelerate integration with mainland China, as he prepared to take power after a near-unanimous election by Beijing-controlled committee. 

The former police official and security minister said his new job called for accountability to both Beijing and the city’s 7.4 million residents in remarks Sunday shortly after the result of was certified. His administration would continue to uphold the rule of law, which is a “core pillar of sound governance,” Lee, 64, told reporters at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.