From his role as security chief during the 2019 protests and unrest, to his promotion to the city’s No. 2 position, ex-police officer John Lee finally rose to the top, becoming chief executive on July 1, 2022.



Why Beijing and Hong Kong’s complaints about Fukushima wastewater are hypocritical

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami, combined with regulatory and management failures, caused nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Subsequent efforts to cool damaged reactors at the plant produced huge quantities of contaminated wastewater, which is stored near the plant in a growing number of massive holding tanks. See…

Improving Hong Kong’s pandemic response and mental healthcare will take independent reviews – and action

Last month, the Hong Kong government lifted our Covid-19 state of emergency. A few weeks earlier, the World Health Organization had declared the pandemic over as Covid becomes endemic. These developments allow the government to focus on urgent tasks of economic development and reengaging globally. Now is also the time to reconsider a publicly available,…

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