Leader refuses to resign and backs police handling of protests despite widespread claims of brutality
Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, has vowed to use “stern law enforcement” to stamp out violent protests, a day after she made a dramatic announcement to formally withdraw an extradition bill that has ignited months of protests.
At a press briefing on Thursday, Lam said the purpose of her decision to formally withdraw the suspended bill was to “zhibao zhiluan”(“put a stop to violence and...
Hong Kong government's move to kill protests by withdrawing the extradition bill is insufficient.
Leader says she wants to remain in job, but doesn’t deny authenticity of leaked audio recording saying otherwise
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam has said that she has never offered to step down, a day after an audio recording emerged of her saying she would quit if she had “a choice”.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Lam did not deny veracity of the audio, but told reporters: “I have never tendered resignation to the central people’s government. I have not even contemplated tendering...