Apr 07, 2022 05:37 PM

Ex-Hong Kong Security Chief Launches Bid to Lead City

John Lee. Photo: Bloomberg
John Lee. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — A veteran Hong Kong law enforcement official, John Lee, announced his plan to run for the city’s top job.

Hong Kong’s No. 2 official told a news briefing Wednesday that he had notified outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam in a letter that he would step down and seek her job. “Having been in the government for over 40 years, to serve the people of Hong Kong is a glory,” Lee said, adding that he would elaborate on his agenda once his candidacy had been formally approved by Beijing.

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