Hong Kong’s John Lee snubbed the APEC economic forum over ‘scheduling issues’ – what did he do instead?

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Hong Kong leader John Lee’s apparent decision to turn down a invitation and sit out the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in San Francisco last week came amid a flailing economy, both in Hong Kong and abroad. The chief executive, whose absence followed a campaign to bar him from the event, is among several Hong Kong and Chinese officials to have been hit by US sanctions over their crackdown on the 2019 protests and unrest in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, Lee announced earlier this month that he had received a personal invitation, but would be skipping the summit, which ran from Novembe…

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