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Starry Lee becomes Hong Kong’s youngest member of National People’s Congress

Starry Lee becomes Hong Kong’s youngest member of National People’s Congress

The head of Hong Kong’s largest pro-establishment party, Starry Lee Wai-king, is now officially a Standing Committee member of the National People’s Congress after obtaining 2,901 ayes from the Chinese parliament on Saturday.
Forty-eight-year-old Lee is the sole Hong Kong representative to the 14th NPC and the youngest among all the previous Hong Kong representatives.

The 4th plenary meeting of the first session of the 14th NPC was held in Beijing this morning, and Lee was one of the 159 elected from a 172-name list.

Lee’s tally had 35 votes of objection and three votes of abstention.

Her predecessor, another pro-Beijing heavyweight, Tam Yiu-chung, obtained 2,941 ayes, nine no, and five abstention votes in 2018.

Lee is a member of the Legislative Council and the chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.

She has been a Hong Kong member of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since March 2018.
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