Hong Kong gets four new cabinets under US sanctions

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According to the United States, 11 Hong Kong and Beijing officials were sanctioned two years ago. after enacting national security laws to attack people who differ from the government Seven of them are in the Hong Kong government. Four more will join the next new Hong Kong government:John Lee Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Eric Chan, Cabinet Secretary’s No. 2 Council; Security Minister Chris Tang and Mainland Affairs Minister Eric Zhang.

Lee launched a new cabinet today, saying it was not interested in sanctions, it said. “Some thugs have tried to intimidate the Hong Kong authorities with measures like sanctions. especially when plans to undermine our national security have failed. because the measures we use This requires us to continue our commitment to protect our national security.”

The appointment of 26 Hong Kong key officials came less than two weeks ago. The new cabinet will take effect on July 1, the 25th anniversary of Britain’s surrender of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. and halfway through the subject “One Country, Two Systems”

At the same time, there are many predictions that President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong for this important ceremony, but nothing has been confirmed. If true, it will be the first time President Xi has left the mainland since the coronavirus outbreak.

Lee, 64, a former police chief overseeing the crackdown on the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. It was elected in early May by a small committee loyal to the Beijing government as the next Hong Kong executive. When he traveled to Beijing for an official appointment last month, President Xi said Lee had the courage to take responsibility. Contribute a lot to protecting national security. including the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong

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Lee is the only candidate for the Hong Kong executive nomination. It received 99% of the vote after China overhauled the Hong Kong election system in 2021 to ensure that non-patriots were not eligible to run.

Under the management restructuring plan proposed by Carrie Lam, the now-defunct chief executive Lee’s government will have two additional policy offices. Added the positions of Assistant Minister for Administration, Finance and Justice to a total of three positions.

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