With John Lee’s cabinet approved, Beijing has provided a roadmap for Hong Kong’s upcoming focuses

With John Lee’s cabinet approved, Beijing has provided a roadmap for Hong Kong’s upcoming focuses
Hong Kong Chief Executive-designate John Lee attends a news conference with his newly appointed cabinet, including Financial Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, incoming Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan Kwok-ki and incoming Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok in Hong Kong, China, June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong’s incoming leader John Lee has put together his cabinet, which has been given the green light by the Chinese government. Now, in a statement entitled, “New Team, New Atmosphere, New Chapter," published by The Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office on Sunday, Lee has also been told to focus on several key targets for the city’s upcoming new chapter. These include implementation and unswerving support for the “one country, two systems" policy, improving the city’s competitiveness on a global scale and fixing social issues such as the region’s unaffordable housing.

Key comments:

“General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that ‘the central government’s determination to fully and accurately implement the ‘one country, two systems’ policy has never wavered, let alone changed.’ The composition of the governance team of the current SAR government is another successful practice of implementing the principle of “patriots governing Hong Kong" at the key point in Hong Kong’s transition from chaos to governance to governance and prosperity. The 6th SAR Government Governance Team meets the political requirements of the central government for the main officials of the SAR government and fully demonstrates the new atmosphere of “patriots governing Hong Kong …" read the statement.

“The government is willing to make contributions to promoting the development of Hong Kong and enhancing the well-being of the citizens; some want to give full play to their own advantages and strengths, and focus on solving the difficult and blocking issues of public concern, such as housing, elderly care, and medical care, and so on."