US bars Hong Kong leader John Lee from San Francisco Apec summit

Hong Kong chief executive John Lee will not be invited to the Apec summit in San Francisco in November. The United States will not invite Hong Kong’s chief executive, who faces US sanctions, to visit San Francisco during November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

John Lee, Hong Kong’s top official, was placed under US sanctions in 2020 because of his role in implementing what Washington deems a “draconian” national security law when he was the city’s security secretary.

Two congressional aides confirmed on Friday that the state department had notified members of Congress that Lee would not be invited, after the Washington […]

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