Video Period 25 minutes 05 seconds
John Lee is the previous safety chief who led the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
The outcome was a foregone conclusion as a result of there was just one candidate to select from.
Following a secret poll, Hong Kong has a brand new chief.
John Lee is because of exchange Carrie Lam as chief govt on July 1.
The staunch China loyalist was elected by a committee of round 1,500 members, all vetted to make sure their patriotism to Chinese language President Xi Jinping and Beijing.
He’s pledging to uphold the rule of legislation.
Does that imply China’s grip on Britain’s former colony and monetary hub turns into tighter?
Presenter: Nastasya Tay
Visitors: Tom Grundy, editor-in-chief & founding father of Hong Kong Free Press
Victor Gao, chair professor at Soochow College
Steve Tsang, director of the China Institute, SOAS College of London