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Xi vows support for Hong Kong leader during most difficult time

12 December, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying he recognised her courage to govern the Asian financial hub in these “most difficult” times. “The situation in Hong Kong in 2019 was the most complex and difficult since its return to the motherland,” Xi told … Read More

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Hong Kong leader to visit Japan after huge rally, night of violence

10 October, 2019 11:36 am 11:36 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled leader of Hong Kong Carrie Lam leaves for a visit to Japan on Monday as the Chinese-ruled city struggles to recover from a night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets, with further protests planned later in the day. Lam is to attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement … Read More

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Carrie Lam says China respects withdrawal of extradition bill

09 September, 2019 12:08 pm 12:08 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China supports her government’s move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city move forward from months of unrest. In a press conference, Carrie Lam was repeatedly questioned on why it took her so long … Read More

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Hong Kong leader says would quit if she had a choice

09 September, 2019 10:59 am 10:59 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused unforgivable havoc by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of business people. At the closed-door meeting, Lam told … Read More

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Dialogue, mutual respect offer way out of chaos: Hong Kong leader

08 August, 2019 11:59 am 11:59 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide “a way out” for the Chinese-ruled city. Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in torrential rain on Sunday in the eleventh … Read More

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Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

07 July, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had been a “total failure”. The bill, which would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China … Read More