August 17, 2022
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term

Chief executive took office in 2017 with a pledge to unite a city that was growing increasingly resentful of Beijing’s tightening grip

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who has governed the global financial hub through the unprecedented upheaval of anti-government protests and Covid-19, has said she will not seek a second five-year term of office.

Lam’s announcement came as media said chief secretary John Lee, Hong Kong’s second most senior official, was set to resign to join the race to replace Lam in May and become the Chinese-ruled city’s next leader.

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