Hong Kong's next leader John Lee says city faces challenges opening China border

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Hong Kong's next leader John Lee says city faces challenges opening China border

Copy to clipboard https://str.Hong Kong's next leader John Lee will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders during his first visit to China's capital since his selection as chief executive earlier this month, according to local reports.Jasmime Kaur - Advertisement - Hong Kong actress Ali Lee is struggling with health issues and because of that she had to drop out of filming Unchained Medley.LinkedIn HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee on Monday (May 30) received an official letter of appointment from Beijing, a month before he is due to take over the leadership reins of the semi-autonomous city.

sg/w2CV HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong's next leader John Lee said the financial hub faces difficulties before it can reopen the border with mainland China, after returning from his first meeting with President Xi Jinping since being selected to run the financial hub earlier this month.Mr Lee said he told Premier Li Keqiang there are"a lot of challenges and difficulties" to overcome before travel with the mainland can resume.Mr Li said China supported Hong Kong elevating its status as an international financial, trade and shipping hub, at a press conference with Mr Lee."I will start seeking communication with the mainland side, to explain the Hong Kong situation to them," Mr Lee said on Tuesday (May 31) at a press conference at Hong Kong International Airport, held shortly after he touched down from Beijing.It’s true and it has always affected my mental and physical health.Separately, the former policeman stated that he still has no short list of candidates for his cabinet that he can disclose but has shared his thinking process with Xia Baolong, the top mainland official in charge of the Chinese territory.Local broadcaster Commercial Radio reported Monday that Mr Lee would meet Mr Xi in the afternoon.During Mr Lee's four-day trip to Beijing he received his official appointment letter from Mr Li - the final formality before taking office on July 1.“During this important time, on the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, I deeply understand the great responsibility I have,” said Lee, adding that he will lead the city “faithfully and steadfastly".

On Monday, Mr Xi praised Lee for defending national security and upholding stability, and stressed the central government's commitment to the"one country, two systems" principle governing Hong Kong.The former police officer will also submit his Cabinet picks for the central government's approval while in Beijing, the Post said, citing unidentified people.When I first read the script, I thought about how I never played a female ghost before.The former chief secretary will be sworn into office on July 1, the 25th anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.He'll face pressure to restore business confidence in the wake of the city's restrictive hotel quarantine rules, address the housing crisis, and manage Covid-19 policy as Hong Kong seeks to balance the demands of China's zero-tolerance approach with the business community.Mr Lee's trip to the capital will be conducted under a closed-loop system, meaning his entourage won't be allowed to interact with anyone outside their meetings, the Post reported separately.All eyes are watching if Mr Xi will come to Hong Kong for the anniversary, which would mark the first time he will have left mainland China since January 2020.View this post on Instagram A post shared by 李佳芯香港官方影迷會 ALHKOFC (@alilee_officialfanclub) “This is affecting my health, but it also affects filming and its schedule.Mr Lee said he"doesn't have any information on this".This will be Mr Lee's first sit down with Mr Xi since he was picked earlier this month by a group of some 1,460 election committee members who had been vetted for their loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party.Over 150 people have been arrested under the law since it came into effect in June 2020.

Separately, Bloomberg reported that the lobby group representing all airlines flying in and out of Hong Kong is pushing the government to cut the hotel quarantine period for travellers to three days and wants pre-flight Covid-19 tests scrapped, according to people with knowledge of the outreach.More On This Topic.Mr Lee's meeting with Mr Xi is considered routine.“I have been seeing a traditional Chinese doctor to help me recuperate.

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