ormer Hong Kong police officer Lee Ka Chiu John was elected as Hong Kong’s sixth Chief Executive on May 8.
Born in Hong Kong in 1957, Lee worked in the Hong Kong Police Force for more than 30 years before he was appointed deputy director of Hong Kong’s Security Bureau in 2012. The same year, Lee renounced his British citizenship. Lee was appointed director of the Security Bureau in 2017 and four years later, he became Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong government.
Lee overwhelmingly won more than 99 percent of the votes which analysts believe should be attributed to Lee’s contributions to Hong Kong’s security, especially during the 2019 protests.
According to Lee’s election pledges, his future work will focus on four aspects, including improving governance and concentrating more efforts in improving livelihoods, simplifying administrative processes and providing people with more affordable houses, increasing Hong Kong’s overall competitiveness and making the development more sustainable, and building a more harmonious and integrated society where young people have more opportunities to advance.