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The Hong Kong Chief Executive election was held on May 8th, 2022, local time. It was the first “one-person election” in the history of Hong Kong after the CCP forcibly amended the election system. The only candidate selected by the CCP, former secretary for security Lee Ka-Chiu, was elected as the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
In 2019, Lee Ka-Chiu, then secretary for security of Hong Kong, led a crackdown on protesters protesting against the extradition regulations of the Chinese National Security Law. Miles Guo revealed that a series of repressive actions by the Hong Kong Government had resulted in over 10,000 deaths in Hong Kong.
The U.S. sanctioned Lee in 2020 for his alleged “involvement in coercing, arresting, detaining, or imprisoning individuals” under the Communist Party’s National Security Law. During the campaign, YouTube blocked the campaign account, citing U.S. sanctions against him. In a 44-page campaign platform released last week, Lee said his top priority is to legislate Article 23 of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, which prohibits any act of treason, secession, sedition, or subversion against the Chinese Communist Party.
Analysts point out that Lee Ka-Chiu is trying to use trumped-up charges to stifle Hong Kong’s rule of law, democracy, and freedom and continue to act as an agent of the Chinese Communist Party’s control over Hong Kong.
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