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.”
Published on Mar 08, 2021 02:33 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
- 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.
Updated on Feb 23, 2021 09:19 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hong Kong
- 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".
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
ANI | , Hong Kong
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.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Hong Kong |Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
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.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 10:01 AM IST
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.
Published on Nov 30, 2020 11:23 AM IST
“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.
Published on Nov 29, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Reuters |Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
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.
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
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
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong was wracked by protests last year demanding fully democratic elections and opposing China’s expanding influence in city affairs.
Published on Nov 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Beijing |Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
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.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Hong Kong |Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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.
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Hong Kong |Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
“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.
Published on Oct 06, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Hong Kong |Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.”
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Berlin |Associated Press
“Today I announce the most difficult decision in the last seven months... to postpone the Legislative Council election,” chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters.
Published on Jul 31, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Hong Kong |Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
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.
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Hong Kong |Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
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.
Published on Jun 17, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Hong Kong |Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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.
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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.
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Bloomberg |Iain Marlow and Karen Leigh
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.
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 04:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing |Sutirtho Patranobis
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.
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:56 PM IST
Bloomberg |Iain Marlow and Natalie Lung
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.
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Hong Kong |Agence France-Presse
After protestors had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder Street.
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Hong Kong |Reuters
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.
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing |Sutirtho Patranobis
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.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Bloomberg |Shawna Kwan
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.
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 10:03 AM IST
Beijing |Agence France-Presse
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.
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Hong Kong |Agence France-Presse
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.
Published on Oct 15, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Bloomberg |Iain Marlow, Kiuyan Wong and Jinshan Hong