In Hong Kong, the chief executive of the government was elected, and the only candidate, Mr. Lee Jia-cho, a police graduate with the support of the Chinese government, was elected with overwhelming confidence.
Mr. Lee is worried that the control will be further strengthened because he has severely suppressed a series of protests.
In the Hong Kong Chief Executive's election, which is held once every five years, only one candidate, Mr. Lee Jae-Cho, who was from the police and served as the government's No. 2 magistrate and was supported by the Chinese government, ran for the election.
The chief executive election is not held by the general public, but by members of parliament and the current 1461 election commissioners selected from industries such as finance and commerce, but this time, Mr. Lee was the only candidate, so Mr. Lee It was held in the form of a confidence vote asking whether to support.
As a result, Mr. Lee was elected with an overwhelming majority of confidence of 1416 votes.
After the election system was changed last year under the leadership of the Chinese government, which advocates "government by patriots," all but one middle sect are occupied by pro-Chinese, and Lee's election has been held before the vote. It was definitely seen.
Lee has severely curtailed a series of pro-democracy protests against the government in Hong Kong and led the tightening of pro-democracy activists and pro-democracy media, not further control after his inauguration. I am concerned about it.
Lee is scheduled to take office on July 1, marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
What is Mr. Lee
Lee Jia Cho, who will become the new chief executive of Hong Kong, is 64 years old.
After graduating from high school, he joined the police and in 2012 became Deputy Director of the Security Department in charge of the security department of the Hong Kong government.
He was then promoted to the top security director in the security sector, and in 19 he sought to amend the ordinance to allow the suspect to be handed over to mainland China.
Although the amendment was forced to be withdrawn due to public opposition, the large-scale protests triggered by this led to a series of fierce clashes with the police.
After the Hong Kong National Security Law, which cracks down on anti-government movements, came into force in 2020, he led the crackdown on democratic activists and politicians, as well as the Apple Daily, which was known to be critical of China. Last year, I was the first police graduate to be selected as the government's No. 2 politician.
Mr. Lee is subject to sanctions designated by the US government for "violating Hong Kong's autonomy."
On the 29th of last month, he announced his pledge to strengthen the government's governance capabilities, including solving housing shortages and strengthening its competitiveness as a financial city.
This includes the enactment of Hong Kong's own National Security Ordinance, which cracks down on "acts of inciting rebellion" and "acts of stealing state secrets" that were not realized due to strong public opposition.
It has been pointed out that China has little experience in fields other than security, but China's Xi Jinping leadership has given top priority to the stability of Hong Kong through strict control by supporting Mr. Lee.
Only one candidate, Mr. Lee, is sure to win the election. Citizens' interest is low.
In Hong Kong, where the chief executive election was held, three members of a pro-democracy group protested for nearly an hour around the polling place on the morning of the 8th, calling for the introduction of universal suffrage.
However, the interest of the citizens is low because only one candidate, Mr. Lee, was expected to win the race.
A man in his thirties said, "I know there are elections, but I don't have the right to vote, so it doesn't matter."
Another man in his twenties said, "I have only one runner, and in the end it's up to him. The election is meaningless, it's just a procedure."
A woman in her twenties also gave up, "I'm worried that the police shouldn't use their power as they did in previous social movements, but I can't stop it. I have no expectations." I was talking about the situation.
According to Hong Kong media, police were on alert on the 8th with thousands of people, and police officers were prominent around the polling place and on the arterial road.Keywords: