Hong Kong’s elite join leadership candidate John Lee’s campaign as Beijing watches
Amid Lee’s 58-member campaign advisory staff are the city’s largest residence tycoons, which includes CK Asset’s Li Ka-shing, Henderson Land Development’s Lee Shau Kee, Sunshine Hung Kai Properties’ Raymond Kwok and New Globe Development’s Henry Cheng.
Other advisers incorporate former Environment Wellbeing Business director-basic Margaret Chan, chairman of electrical energy organization CLP Holdings Michael Kadoorie, and on line casino magnate Lui Che-woo.
Aside from the advisory staff that serves a honorary role, there is also a 90-member presidium that Lee is consulting to draft his system.
The presidium features previous Hong Kong chief secretary and a standing committee member of China’s top rated advisory entire body the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Henry Tang, company magnate Allan Zeman, former director of Community Prosecutions Grenville Cross, previous main govt of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) Charles Li, as very well as movie star Jackie Chan.
Lee has secured 786 nominations from the 1,500 customers of the election committee in cost of deciding upon Hong Kong’s new chief, increased than the 188 nominations needed to run.
A previous career police officer, Lee is broadly anticipated to prioritise protection issues if he gets the major job, obtaining formerly urged new legislation to fully implement a sweeping countrywide security legislation Beijing imposed on the city in 2020.
Lee reported he will be the conductor to “a new symphony” early this thirty day period when he declared his candidacy. He claimed loyalty to China’s central govt was a precedence for any chief government and part of his system will involve accelerating strategies to solve the city’s chronic housing shortage.