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By Jessie Pang
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong-based filmmaker and kung fu master Sin Kwok Lam said on Wednesday he wanted to run for the city’s leadership race, much to the surprise of Chief Executive Carrie Lam. the second time.
The 65-year-old is the first person to announce his candidacy on March 27. Lam, who has led some of Hong Kong’s most difficult events in history, is due to end his term in June.
Candidates need to be supported by a strong “patriotic” electoral body made up of 1,500 Beijing-backed supporters in Hong Kong. It is not known if Sin had such support.
In a YouTube video, Sin said her online supporters encouraged her to change her mind about neutrality.
“Under the new election, I believe everyone who can and will be able to participate in the new elections,” Sin said. “I believe I have the best potential.”
With just a few weeks to go before the election, the lack of candidate issues is not uncommon. Local journalists have suggested that potential candidates are leader Lam, Secretary of Finance Paul Chan and former World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan.
Sin, who made the film Ip Man, has been a major figure in the city of karate. He leads the World Wing Chun Union, which focuses on the Chinese kung fu style that became popular in Hong Kong with Ip Man and Bruce Lee.
The Hong Kong-born Sinner has his own YouTube channel with 155,000 subscribers and puts it online every few days on topics from politics to the Beijing Olympics. In 2021 one of his shows focused on what he called ‘western fraud’ in Hong Kong.
He began his online comment in October 2019 at an anti-government protest in Hong Kong where he had a close relationship with the government and the police.
Election dates are from Feb 15- March 2 and candidates must be elected from at least 188 of the 1,500 members of the electoral committee, according to a statement from the city parliament.
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