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2nd is fewer than 1500 out of hong kong, 7000000 people to go to print and how china's 0 covey policy is connected to its strategy for a changing world. so it's a whole lot more coming up in just a moment with my colleague parish banner g. i'm f all of us here. thank you so much for making this part of your day. the names continue with a master of the art of confrontation. this is wrong, a veteran of verbal combat. i mean, you're going to really, i try the undisputed champion of tough political talk. you're trying to frighten people, you know, it's a fight everybody on the side there, except you enter the conflict zone and join tim sebastian as he holds the powerful to account. this is a big failure. whichever way you like to spin the conflict zone on d. w. m,
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what secrets lie behind these walls? discover new adventures in 360 degrees. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. d. w world heritage 360. get the app. now this is did other news asia coming up today, hong kong election without voters? john lee is elected the cities next chief executive by a hand big group of probate ging people. he's not promising prosperity for all hong kong guys. can he deliver? and how china has continued insistence on a 0 coven policy, is affecting not just its people, but it's international standing. ah,
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ah, i british manager, welcome to the dublin news. a shared ledger could join us. hong kong has a new leader, john lee will take over from incumbent carry. 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 the democracy and it's in short, the communist party has their man where they're one term john, the you can't you. beijing is putting its trust in john lee. and he's the architect behind that crack down on hong kong pro democracy movement. and as the city's new chief executive, it's expected, he'll do more of this thing from his daughters into having restored order from chaos. it is high time. the hong kong starts a new chapter of development,
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a chapter that will be geared towards greater prosperity for all promises 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 by a few expectations because he's not chosen by us. oh, what happened in 2019 shows. he's reluctant to listen to the people who are they got at home go hong kong freedom as drinking, however, leads hong kong is the same thing. i know he only listens to beijing. yoke is a hones of being a dilemma millionaire. i believe he can restore security without fear from public opinion. i hope they'll be fewer political quarters. savano will to put em yoga 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,
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and mass arrests to stamp out pro democracy protest. 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 blocked his 2022 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 deerbrook correspondent. phoebe cong for me. what is john lee's immediate challenge?
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while one of the most has thing issues johnny is saying is the covert situation. and most importantly, if them pat told 0 toes that policy, that happened in place in hong kong for over 2 years. since the thought of the, of the pandemic. and of that policy, which like, brings a very strange and border control and has already threatening a hong kong, competitive as the international hub. so phase they are only is facing light, numerous pressure from different sectors, including the foreign business community, and also even the prob, aging camp, 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 the hotel and to his cabinets. because like he has been
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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. and i'm a social policy to the man and the new administration. so work on hong kong is really expect from him going forward, 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 reflects a 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
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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 of the national security issues is like on his agenda. so we're expecting more 3rd or regulations regarding the ass mental espionage or like the league of national, confidential information. and also like maybe some potential new rules like regarding the n t fake news, 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 jolly also wants to emphasize that he will increase the housing supply to tackle one of the most secreted problem, 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
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a hong kong that's going to caring, open and vibrant. but how does that happen in a city that seem the violent that has in the past few years and a crack town on 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 the theory jw a 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 over 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 johnny 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 acumen a case with different people that like not promising that he will meet this kind of
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like political dissidents in hong kong. so many at the auto and like as a result like on hong kong is facing like a massey of exodus and many fear that this kind of migration, but a still a rate under john these rules because like people are losing help in hong kong feature. just one other question, john lee was the only candidate in this election that people could not fortune or mister clearest indication, offer the complete death of democracy in the city. a whole host chose democracy movement has been lost. he silenced a 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
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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 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. we leave it there for the time being, but thank you so much for joining us today. if you become from hong kong ah, china, i start think restrictions and be doing to try to coil or covert 19 outbreak. or reynolds 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,
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this is causing unease 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,
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they're still disrupting everyday life and hurting business. and as it seems, the situation with wreck on, for quite some time to come, official said there may still be hidden cases in the community and they want 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 it's policies. a 0 tolerance doesn't work because the world has learned to live with corporate law. but president, seating thing has personally back 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 at china leader for 3rd term. well, i don't really look, don't the side tight border controls have made china increasingly isolated from the rest of the world? i don't really see the 0 called the us totally, an independent or isolated phenomena. i see it as
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a accelerator of certain changes in the future. china is building its own self reliance rapidly. consciously, strategically paging has repeatedly pledged to increase access to try another economy. and it's committed to opening up the market. but 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
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a complex to your political challenge, both for china and the rest of the world. and that's it for today, there's more on our website build up dot com, forward slash asia. i'm as i'm or you can follow awesome facebook and twitter or back to modern, went through them or by 3 . ah, no sir. last when words in the world, a pianist with turn to piano and rescued music. a painter in search of the lights of his homeland, ah, war arms living all parts. next on dw,
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