April 8, 2022
HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s political leaders on Thursday backed Chief Secretary for Administration John Lee Ka-chiu’s decision to stand in the city’s chief executive election, a day after Lee announced his resignation and intention to run.
Chief Secretary for Administration John Lee Ka-chiu said on Wednesday that he plans to run for the city’s top job once his resignation has been approved by the central government
Lee said on Wednesday that he plans to run for the city’s top job once his resignation has been approved by the central government
Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, threw her weight behind Lee’s decision to stand in the chief executive election, scheduled on May 8.
During the social unrest of 2019 and 2020, Lee, who loves Hong Kong and the country, withstood the test by standing firmly to safeguard national security and dutifully implemented the National Security Law, Chan said.
Chan said she believes that Lee can lead the SAR forward by uniting the various sectors of the city, building consensus and fully and faithfully implementing “one country, two systems”.
Describing Lee as a firm patriot with an extensive working experience, Yu Kwok-chun, also a member of the Standing Committee of the nation’s top political advisory body, expressed confidence in Lee in view of his strong governing capabilities and the competence he demonstrated in handling the social unrest and implementing the NSL.
Member of the Election Committee Jones Lo Kam-yam, representing the SME sector, also weighed in and backed Lee.
Describing Lee as an ideal candidate for the city’s top job, Lo said Lee is pragmatic and a man excellent in administration and has been firmly upholding “one country, two systems”.