Expecting Hong Kong leader John Lee is expected to be approved for a senior post in the city on Sunday by a committee made up of Beijing supporters as the financial center tries to rebuild itself after years of political turmoil.

In the morning, Lee arrived at the convention center on the shores of the harbor to greet delegates from the Pro-Beijing Electoral Committee, and a simple majority of about 1,500 members was to appoint him as Hong Kong’s next leader.

A small protest rally of three activists of the League of Social Democrats also took place nearby. Activists chanting various democratic slogans were not allowed to approach the polling station in protest.

Former Deputy Leader Lee has vowed to rebuild Hong Kong as an international city and boost its competitiveness amid concerns from some Western governments, including the United States, that freedoms and the rule of law have been undermined by security laws imposed by Beijing. in 2020.

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