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Hong Kong's chief executive ''fully welcomes'' proposed electoral changes

Chinese authorities have said the draft decision before China's National People's Congress would mean the largely pro-Beijing committee that elects Hong Kong's leader would also choose a large part of the legislature to ensure that the city is run by “patriots.”
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on March 8, 2021, following her return from Beijing where she attended the opening of the National People's Congress last week. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)(AFP)
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on March 8, 2021, following her return from Beijing where she attended the opening of the National People's Congress last week. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

Carrie Lam backs HK electoral changes excluding 'rather hostile' opponents

  • Carrie Lam said political strife and unrest in the city, including anti-government protests in 2019 as well as protests in 2014, showed there were always some people who are “rather hostile” to the central authorities in China.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said people were “sick and tired” of violence in Hong Kong and intervention by foreign forces in the city.(AP file photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said people were “sick and tired” of violence in Hong Kong and intervention by foreign forces in the city.(AP file photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2021 09:19 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hong Kong

Hong Kong pushes for surveillance cameras in classrooms

  • According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, an adviser to the Executive Council, Chief Executive Carrie Lam's de facto cabinet, suggested that placing CCTV cameras in classrooms would reveal if teachers had made "subversive remarks".
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was "heartbreaking" that, among the more than 10,000 people arrested over the pro-democracy protests, 40 per cent were students.(AP file photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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US human rights lawyer arrested in Hong Kong granted bail

John Clancey, who works at law firm Ho Tse Wai & Partners, was one of 53 people arrested Wednesday under the national security law over their participation in an unofficial primary election last year that authorities say was part of a plan to paralyze the government and subvert state power.
While most of those arrested were candidates in the primaries, John Clancey was a treasurer for political organization Power for Democracy, which was involved in the event(REUTERS)
While most of those arrested were candidates in the primaries, John Clancey was a treasurer for political organization Power for Democracy, which was involved in the event(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:49 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Hong Kong to let residents choose between Covid-19 vaccines

The city reached an agreement with AstraZeneca for 7.5 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a media briefing Wednesday.
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk on a footbridge in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg)
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk on a footbridge in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 10:01 AM IST
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Left bankless by sanctions, Hong Kong leader has ‘piles of cash’

US President Donald Trump imposed the sanctions in August on Chinese and Hong Kong officials including Lam; Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s State Council; and Chris Tang, commissioner of the city’s police.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a mask due to the ongoing global outbreak of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, China on June 2, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a mask due to the ongoing global outbreak of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, China on June 2, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 11:23 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Hong Kong’s top leader Carrie Lam piles up cash at home after US sanctions

“I’m using cash for all the things. I have piles of cash at home, the government is paying me cash for my salary because I don’t have a bank account,” said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam. She has been unable to open a bank account in the global financial centre since Washington sanctioned her shortly after Beijing imposed a national security law on the city.
Hong Kong Chief executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference.(Reuters/ File Photo)
Hong Kong Chief executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference.(Reuters/ File Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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How US forced Hong Kong chief executive to keep ‘piles of cash’ at home

In a television interview broadcast on Friday night, Lam said that the government is paying her salary in cash because she doesn’t have a bank account.
Carrie Lam is facing sanctions from the US treasury department in response to China’s national security law for Hong Kong.(Bloomberg)
Carrie Lam is facing sanctions from the US treasury department in response to China’s national security law for Hong Kong.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows to restore political order

While last year saw months of pro-democracy protests, a strict new national security law imposed by Beijing in June have meant Hong Kong’s streets have largely remained free from unrest in recent days
Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s annual policy address to the Legislative Council outlines the administration’s plans for the city(REUTERS)
Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s annual policy address to the Legislative Council outlines the administration’s plans for the city(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 04:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAgence France-Presse

Top Chinese official praises Carrie Lam for keeping stability in Hong Kong

Hong Kong was wracked by protests last year demanding fully democratic elections and opposing China’s expanding influence in city affairs.
Vice Premier Han Zheng said that Carrie Lam’s government had overcome all kinds of difficulties and dealt with the challenges.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Vice Premier Han Zheng said that Carrie Lam’s government had overcome all kinds of difficulties and dealt with the challenges.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam to visit Beijing to discuss plans to revive economy

Lam, speaking at a weekly news briefing on Tuesday, said she would leave on Nov. 3 for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where she will take a coronavirus test before travelling to Beijing.
Lam has repeatedly touted the importance of the Greater Bay area - a region that includes Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in China’s Guangdong province - as a key pillar to provide economic benefits to the Chinese-ruled city.(Reuters file photo)
Lam has repeatedly touted the importance of the Greater Bay area - a region that includes Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in China’s Guangdong province - as a key pillar to provide economic benefits to the Chinese-ruled city.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:37 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam postpones policy speech after being ordered to travel to China

Chief executive Carrie Lam had been due to make a key annual address on Wednesday outlining her administration’s plans for the politically restless city.
The Chinese government has thrown its full support behind Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, despite her dismal approval ratings.(Bloomberg Photo)
The Chinese government has thrown its full support behind Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, despite her dismal approval ratings.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam says Covid measures must remain ‘for some time’

“We will need to maintain these measures for some time,” Lam told a weekly news conference Tuesday before a meeting of her advisory Executive Council.
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam.(AP Photo)
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam.(AP Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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ByBloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Hong Kong police enforce ‘Stability’ on a tense National Day

The Oct. 1 holiday marking the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949 is the latest test of Hong Kong’s efforts to quash the unrest that helped spark a historic recession last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic.
With some 6,000 riot police on standby, the display offered a marked contrast from a year ago, when calls for protests forced officials from the special administrative region to take shelter inside.(Bloomberg Photo)
With some 6,000 riot police on standby, the display offered a marked contrast from a year ago, when calls for protests forced officials from the special administrative region to take shelter inside.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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‘Can’t demand rights protection for 12 arrested by China’: Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam

The 12 people were arrested on August 23 for ‘illegal’ entry into mainland Chinese waters while trying to reach Taiwan after setting off from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files(REUTERS)
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:19 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters | Posted by Karan Manral

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.”
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, July 31, 2020.(Bloomberg photo)
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, July 31, 2020.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Hong Kong to delay local elections because of coronavirus surge: Leader

“Today I announce the most difficult decision in the last seven months... to postpone the Legislative Council election,” chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters.
A general view of the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
A general view of the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 31, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

The office, in the bustling shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay, near Victoria Park, will oversee the Hong Kong government’s enforcement of the sweeping national security legislation that China imposed on the city last week.
An official looks out after an opening ceremony for the China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong.(AP)
An official looks out after an opening ceremony for the China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong.(AP)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Hong Kong Chief Executive urges people not to ‘demonize’ security law

China’s ceremonial parliament in May approved the decision to enact a national security law in Hong Kong, aimed at curbing subversive, secessionist, terrorist and foreign intervention activities in the city following months of anti-government protests last year.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said people were “sick and tired” of violence in Hong Kong and intervention by foreign forces in the city.(AP file photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said people were “sick and tired” of violence in Hong Kong and intervention by foreign forces in the city.(AP file photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Hong Kong’s leader decries US ‘double standards’ over protests

The US, which has passed bipartisan legislation backing Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, now finds itself engulfed by widespread unrest of its own, triggered by the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Lam’s government is facing renewed anti-government protests as China’s plan to enact sweeping national security legislation over the city fuels public anger.(Reuters)
Lam’s government is facing renewed anti-government protests as China’s plan to enact sweeping national security legislation over the city fuels public anger.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Hong Kong leader offers no new concessions,risking more violence

The comments on Tuesday came during her first weekly briefing since an overwhelming majority of voters delivered a strong rebuke of her administration and its backers in Beijing. About 85% of 452 District Council seats went to pro-democracy candidates, a swing of more than 50 percentage points amid a record turnout.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.(Bloomberg)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByIain Marlow and Karen Leigh

HK China’s part no matter what, says Beijing, puts weight behind Carrie Lam

The city’s pro-democracy camp won a major victory in the community-level election after more than five months of street violence that has seen Beijing repeatedly affirming its faith on the “one country, two systems” mechanism.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Hong Kong is a part of China “no matter what happens”.(AP Photo)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Hong Kong is a part of China “no matter what happens”.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Hong Kong high court finds Carrie Lam’s mask ban unconstitutional

The ERO permits the government to grant itself sweeping new powers, including the ability to censor publications and the internet, and arbitrarily detain people and search properties. Monday’s ruling raises questions about how far the government can go under that statute.
Hong Kong court has found that the local government’s controversial mask ban unconstitutional.(Bloomberg Photo)
Hong Kong court has found that the local government’s controversial mask ban unconstitutional.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByIain Marlow and Natalie Lung

Chaos in Hong Kong; protesters hold ground with‘blossom everywhere’ campaign

China, facing the biggest challenge to its rule of the territory since it was handed back by the British in 1997, has insisted it will not buckle to the pressure and warned of even tougher security measures.
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’: Police

After protestors had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder Street.
University students standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
University students standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters

Chinese President Xi expresses ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

China’s President Xi Jinping and Carrie Lam’s meeting in Shanghai came in the backdrop of a weekend of violence in the special administration region (SAR) of Hong Kong marked by a knife attack and the vandalising of Xinhua’s office in the city.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.(AP photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.(AP photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Tear gas and petrol bombs no match for Hong Kong property demand

Within a few hours, developer Three Tops (HK) Ltd. had offloaded almost three-quarters of the 53 mainly one-bedroom units on offer, helping to push sales of new apartments over the weekend to the most since late August.
Prospective buyers gather to try and purchase a home at the sales office for the One Eighty residential property, developed by Three Tops Ltd., in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
Prospective buyers gather to try and purchase a home at the sales office for the One Eighty residential property, developed by Three Tops Ltd., in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByShawna Kwan

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: Report

Leading candidates being considered to replace Carrie Lam reportedly include Norman Chan, former head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Henry Tang, who has also served as the territory’s financial secretary and chief secretary for administration.
Chinese government is drawing up a plan to replace Carrie Lam with an interim chief executive.(Reuters Photo)
Chinese government is drawing up a plan to replace Carrie Lam with an interim chief executive.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 10:03 AM IST
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Beijing | ByAgence France-Presse

Hong Kong protest leader attacked with hammer, left bloodied on street

The city’s unelected pro-Beijing leader, who has historic low approval ratings, tried twice to begin her policy address inside the Legislative Council, three months after the building was trashed by masked protesters.
Lawmaker and activist Leung Kwok-hung holds banners and signs with protesters next to security personnel ahead of an annual policy address, after four months of anti-government protests, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Lawmaker and activist Leung Kwok-hung holds banners and signs with protesters next to security personnel ahead of an annual policy address, after four months of anti-government protests, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 07:26 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Hong Kong under ‘de facto curfew’ as subway stations shut early

Chief Executive Carrie Lam banned face masks after invoking emergency powers last used in 1967, many stations were left in tatters. The rail operator MTR Corporation shut the entire network for a whole day for the first time since 2007 before gradually reopening damaged stations.
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByIain Marlow, Kiuyan Wong and Jinshan Hong
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