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Hong Kong’s Lee to Meet China Officials as Border Pressure Rises

  • In-person meeting called off due to Covid spike on both sides
  • City leader facing growing calls to scrap hotel quarantine
John Lee

John Lee

Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee will meet with mainland officials Thursday, as pressure mounts on the finance hub to reopen both its international and Chinese borders. 

The city leader said at the seventh Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong on Wednesday that an in-person meeting in China this week had been delayed because of Covid spikes on both sides. Hong Kong is approaching 10,000 daily cases, with several cabinet ministers testing positive in recent days.