🌊 John Lee, a busy new CE
New indie Chinese media outlets to keep your eye on.
My month in Spain has gone by far too quickly and I’m sad to say I’ll be back in the UK tomorrow. Galicia, I’ll be back for you again…
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Politics | Keeping up with the new CE.
COVID-19 | Four more added to Yuen Long cluster.
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Media | New independent Chinese media outlets you should know about.
International | Filipinos in HK break a new record for presidential election turnout.
Crime | Six arrested for a violent conspiracy.
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What’s John Lee up to?
John Lee – if he wasn’t before – is now a very busy man. Even before he won the election in which he ran unopposed, he said he and his team worked very hard to earn the title of Chief Executive.
“So it was my personal efforts.”
— John Lee
Lee said yesterday that his administration will be putting their efforts towards upkeeping HK’s ‘one country, two systems’ principle. He made several visits yesterday in the city – seven in total – to see senior local and Beijing officials, including outgoing CE Carrlie Lam and officials from Beijing’s liaison office. Many things about government restructuring, national security, and other super-important-top-priority issues.
If you’re interested in learning more about HK’s new ‘first lady’, here is SCMP’s paywalled article about Janet Lam that I don’t have access to.
Peony Golden cluster (still) grows
Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the Peony Golden Court restaurant COVID cluster in Yuen Long, giving us a total of 12 in total.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 233 (33 imported)
120 detected by PCR test
113 detected by RATs
Total cases (since the fifth wave): 1,194,187
Total deaths: 9,347
Compulsory testing notice has been ordered for 40 specified places.
Lockdown updates: Seven COVID-19 cases were found after an overnight lockdown at Kwai Shun House, Kwai Fong Estate, in Kwai Chung.
Hong Kong will now accept COVID-19 vaccination records from Kyrgyzstan for arrivals coming into the SAR.
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