Last Friday, former Chief Secretary John Lee, the sole candidate in the election this coming Sunday for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive where the voters are the roughly 1,500 members of a China-dominated election committee, presented his campaign manifesto and promised to lead an efficient, pragmatic administration “that is result-oriented and solution-driven.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to travel to Hong Kong to swear in the new chief executive on July 1 and to celebrate 25 years of Chinese rule of the former British colony.

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