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about here is not only disorganized violence, it's not only terrorism. it's politics. found it over 150 years ago. it's repeatedly died out, but always been resurrected. the ku klux klan starts may 11th on d w. ah. this is did other news asia coming up to day, hong kong election without voters? john lee is evicted. the cities next chief executive by a hand picked proof of probation people. he's not promising prosperity for all hong kong guys. can he deliver? and how china's continued insistence on a 0 coven policy is affecting not just its people, but its international standing. ah
. our british energy welcome to d. w. news asia. glad you could join us. hong kong has a new leader, john lee will take over from incumbent katty. lemme on the 1st of july, the former policeman will preside over the city of 7000000, of whom only 1500 voted for him as part of a special election committee. and he was the only candidate, it's what beijing called democracy and it's in short, the communist party has their man where they want him. john, the you can't you. beijing is putting its trust in john lee. and he's the architect behind the crackdown on hong kong pro democracy movement. and as the city's new chief executive, it's expected. he'll do more of the scene from head it got you kinda having restored order from chaos. it is high time. the hong kong starts a new chapter of development,
a chapter that will be geared towards greater prosperity for all promise is 2 millions from a man elected by the few. the vast majority of hong kong ers had no voice in the matter. you're calling i a few expectations because he's not chosen by us. oh, how, what happened in 2019 shows. he's reluctant to listen to the people who are they got that hunger hunk on freedom as drinking. whoever leads hong kong is the same thing. i know he only listens to beijing. your work is i don't. so being a dilemma. more than that, i believe he can restore security without fear from public opinion. i hope they'll be fuel politically, quarterly pano political domino go away. while there may be little fight left in hong kong politics largely due to john lee who shaped hong kong security apparatus over the past 3 decades. in 2019, he approved a tear gas rubber, bullets,
and mass arrests to stamp out pro democracy protests. lee was also a staunch enforcer of the 2020 national security lock falling. draconian measures used to arrest government opponents and suppress dissent. lease actions put him on a us sanctions list and you to block his 2020 to election campaign. but lee appears ready to continue as beijing's enforcer in hong kong. he's promised to push through article 23 another package of security laws that have failed in the past, due to local opposition. that's now all but silent and gentlemen are for more from hong kong is dea correspondent, phoebe kong. phoebe. what is john lee's immediate challenge?
well, one of the most pressing issues johnny is saying is the code that situation. and most importantly, if the impact toasty or toes that policy that happened in place in hong kong for over 2 years since the thought of the, of the pen demik. and of that policy, which like, brings a very strange and border control and has already threatening a home, combs of competitiveness as the international hub. so phase only is facing light, numerous pressure from different sectors, including the foreign business community, and also even the probation can urging him to work on the policies to open them home home for at least with mainland china 1st. and then we connect come home with the rest of the world. so i think this is the 1st task that he has to deal with. and also he has to like a recruit capable of the hotel and to his cabinets. because like he has been
criticized of lacking the administrative experience because he has devoted his a hotel area to security. so it could be challenging for him to be could someone that is very familiar with it? can i make an social policy to them in the new administration? so what can hong kong as really expect from him going for what given his lack of experience and the amount of work he's done on the security question for gong i yes. like the facts out basing endorses john lee as to new chief executive signals and intensify and sean handed rule on hong kong. so many think that the patients choice reflect the kind of like sense that they want hong kong to like emphasize more on national security though. that's why they pick a man who like rose from like a policeman and life through the ranks of the security stuff. s, as in hong kong. so we are definitely expecting like more security later policies
in the next 5 years. that only has already said that the and that some of the article $23.00 basic law which has the local legislation off the national security issues is like on his agenda. so we're expecting more 3rd or regulations regarding the ass mental still not. or like the league of national, confidential information and also like maybe some potential new rules, like regarding the n t fake news, the regulations order internet security. so many like critics worry about like freedoms in hong kong could be further. you wrote it under the kinds of meshes and also it's only also wants to emphasize that he will like increase the housing supply to tackle one of the most secreted problem in hong kong. that is the expensive housing markets and the lack of housing supply. meanwhile, john lee has also said that he wants to build a hong kong that's going to caring,
open and vibrant. but how does that happen in a city that seem the violent ties in the past few years and a crack town and freedoms from beijing? yeah, that is also the questions to many a members of the general public in hong kong that john the has demonstrated theory, the coney and character through the past few years as the security hat and also the number 2 officials and hong kong about that. like basically oh, the saw on the, the most massive crack now on to test an or so on political descent. so on many question know whether this is only us us logan or something that he will actually our act on that because like john the has been repeatedly asked like whether he will meet the remaining opposition parties in hong kong. but he has been lay appears to avoid answering directly by saying that all he will, a communicator with different people that like not promising that he will meet this
kind of like political dissidents in hong kong. so many at the auto and like as a result, light on hong kong is facing like a massey of exodus and many fear that this kind of migration, but a still a rate. and that john, these rules because like people are losing help in hong kong feature, just one other questionnaire. john lee was the only candidate in this election that people could not vote him or mister clearest indication, offer the complete death of democracy in the city. a whole host pro democracy movement has been lost the silent light if not like that, like a from somebody's like perspective. like following the implementation of the national security law. that many prominent opposition thinker is now in shall including i, g, malign, joshua wong, and many leaders that we were familiar with light in the past. and but also let's
not forget that our home who has never enjoyed a food democracy before. that's like even though like democrats, how used to participate in the chief executive elections, but they never had a chance to win a but this time beijing had already overhauled it up to a system and critic say, late, even the various lima tons and the other little rooms for our light dissenting debate is not allowed anymore in hong kong. were leave there for the time being were thank you so much for joining us today. if you become from hong kong, ah, china, i start think restrictions and beijing to try to coil or covert 19 outbreak or millions of people are confined to their homes. off of the capital reported hundreds of cases in recent weeks. the move comes as a lockdown in shanghai also intensifies. it's all part of china's 0 corporate strategy aimed at eradicating rather than living with the virus. but as we report,
this is causing armies in some quarters. bends on dining in restaurants and entertainment. venues remain. authorities have extended school closures as well, and over the weekend begun kicked off yet another round of mess, testing. it's the 3rd time people have been order to get swapped since april 22nd. each time they're tested on 3 separate days, you know, not being able to go to restaurants, bothers me a lot and there's way too much testing as well. i'll make sure there aren't many places we can go. it's pretty inconvenient i feel pretty anxious as role either. so far. the capital has voided a city wide lockdown. but people living in compounds where cases have been detected, have already been confined to their homes. this luxury residence has been off limits to outsiders for nearly 2 weeks. even though co restrictions and baiting a still a far cry from the city wide locked down, there was some posts in shanghai,
there still disrupting everyday life and hurting business. and as it seems, the situation was wreck on for quite some time to come. officials said there may still be hidden cases in the community and they won't against any complacency. but even if they can hold the latest spread of the virus, there's no telling when the next outbreak might occur if something has to change. and of course this policy's a 0 tolerance does work because the world has learned to live with compet. oh, but president seating ping has personally back the 0 covert policy and staked his reputation on it ahead of the 20th party congress later this year. it's when he's expected to step up. it's china's leader for 3rd term. well, i'm pretty looked on the side, tight border controls have made china increasingly isolated from the rest of the world. i don't really see the 0 covey to us totally independent or isolated
phenomena. i see it as some ex accelerator of certain changes in the future. china is building its own self reliance rapidly. consciously, strategically, baiting has repeatedly pledged to increase access to china's economy and says it's committed to opening up the market. the critics say it keeps making promises without delivering on them. it's measures to contain cobit 19, could place reforms even further down the pipeline, and could also have far reaching consequences if china wants to reduce the reliance on, on a western countries another countries and become more self reliant. that's a big indication that maybe we should consider doing this as well, and not to be one sided, it dependent. but as the world's largest manufacturer, china is key to global supply chains. reducing reliance on those chains would be
a complex to your political challenge, both for china and the rest of the world. and that's it for today. there's more now website did upper dot com, forward slash asia. i'm as i'm or you can follow us on facebook and twitter, or back to modern to them, or by 3 people in trucks injured one, trying to flee the city center. more and more refugees are being turned away. families please on the tax is the reason for these, correct only is we like demonstrated people fleeing extreme getting $200.00 people. her son from june around the world. more than 300000000 people are seeking refuge. yes. why?
because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. d. w. made for mines. this is lou ah, a candidate running unopposed and claiming victory. beijing loyalist john lee takes over as chief executive of hong kong. we take a look at what it means for the city as a business hob and a place still longing for democracy. also coming up to the philippines, the son of former dictator marcos is set to become the new president. promising to tackle rising prices will go lives more for a spot. and we'll show you what a european energy embargo would mean for russia's finance.
i'm chris kolber and berlin. welcome to the program. pro beijing, former security minister john lee has been confirmed as hong kong next chief executive on sunday, an election committee of ranch 1500 votes on the successor child going chief executive carry lamb. mr. lee was the only candidate ashford chief, he oversaw the crackdown on hong kong pro democracy movement. the european union voice concerns that his selection signals that beijing's tough stands on hong kong would continue. and here's what mr. lee said upon his appointment. we must make good use our status as an international metropolis, one that uphold the various of creation of inclusion diversity and openness. we.
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