John Lee Ka-chiu

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John Lee Ka-chiu GBM SBS PDSM PMSM (Chinese: 李家超; born 7 December 1957[1]) is a Hong Kong politician and former police officer who is the fifth and current Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

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John Lee Ka-chiu
Lee in 2019
5th Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Assumed office
1 July 2022
PresidentXi Jinping
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
Preceded byCarrie Lam
8th Chief Secretary for Administration
In office
25 June 2021  7 April 2022
Chief ExecutiveCarrie Lam
Preceded byMatthew Cheung
Succeeded byEric Chan
5th Secretary for Security
In office
1 July 2017  25 June 2021
Chief ExecutiveCarrie Lam
Preceded byLai Tung-kwok
Succeeded byChris Tang
2nd Under Secretary for Security
In office
1 October 2012  1 July 2017
SecretaryLai Tung-kwok
Preceded byLai Tung-kwok
Succeeded bySonny Au
Personal details
Lee Ka-chiu

(1957-12-07) December 7, 1957 (age 66)[citation needed]
British Hong Kong
(m. 1980)
  • Gilbert Lee Man-lung
  • Lee Man-chun
ResidenceGovernment House, Hong Kong
EducationWah Yan College Kowloon
Alma materCharles Sturt University (MPPA)
Police career
DepartmentHong Kong Police Force
Service years1977–2012
RankDeputy Commissioner of Police (Management)
Chinese name

Originally a police officer, Lee served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Force from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed Under Secretary of Security by Leung Chun-ying in 2012. After Carrie Lam became Chief Executive in 2017, he was promoted to Secretary for Security. In 2021, he succeeded Matthew Cheung as Chief Secretary for Administration, a post which he served until 2022. A pro-Beijing politician, Lee is known as being a hardliner against the pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong, having played a key role in the crackdown of the opposition.

As the sole candidate approved by China in the 2022 Hong Kong Chief Executive election, Lee was chosen as Hong Kong's next Chief Executive, taking office 1 July 2022.[2] His selection was seen as a move by the Chinese government to focus further on security and further integrate Hong Kong with the mainland.[3]

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