Tag: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong reports first death from the Wuhan virus

Hong Kong — The first death in Hong Kong from the Wuhan virus occurred on Tuesday morning (Feb 4). The 39-year-old man had gone to Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, on Jan 21 and returned to Hong Kong two days later. The fatality was the...

HK protesters set fire to lobby of new coronavirus quarantine centre

Hong Kong — Protesters set fire to the lobby of a residential building intended for use as a coronavirus quarantine centre on Sunday (Jan 26). The centre had just been built and no one was living there. The protesters had assembled earlier in the afternoon and...

800,000 take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, marking 6 months since protests began

Hong Kong—Despite being an unusually cold day, approximately 800,000 people flocked to Hong Kong’s central park on December 8, Sunday, marking six straight months since the protests began. Sunday’s demonstration was a largely peaceful one, with people marching from Victoria Park to the business district...

Xi voices ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong leader over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Xi's show of support follows speculation that Beijing was preparing to remove Lam as...

Carrie Lam should be replaced by Chinese official

Toh Han Shih In a press conference in Hong Kong on October 8, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said, “At this point in time, I still strongly feel that we should find the solutions ourselves. But if the situation becomes so bad,...

Hong Kong leader tells US not to ‘interfere’ after fresh protests

by Jasmine LEUNG / Sean GLEESON Hong Kong's embattled leader warned the United States on Tuesday not to "interfere" with her government's response to the city's pro-democracy movement, after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing. Millions of people have demonstrated over...

More trouble expected for Hong Kong with Fitch credit rating downgrade, planned weekend protests

Hong Kong—Despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill earlier this week, the turmoil that has rocked Hong Kong is not expected to abate anytime soon. On Friday morning, September 6, Fitch Ratings downgraded Hong Kong’s rate from AA+ to AA. Furthermore, the credit rating...

UK will keep ‘close eye’ on Hong Kong violence probe

Britain "will be keeping a close eye" on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's investigation into a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters, a junior foreign minister said Monday. "I welcome Carrie Lam's statement today saying she has asked the Commissioner of Police to investigate this incident...

“We are formless, we can flow, we are like water!”: Hong Kongers invoke kungfu superstar Bruce Lee

My respect for Hong Kong people grows by the day. This time, hats off to the South China Morning Post for covering the discontent in the Special Administrative Region over CEO Carrie Lam and the extradition bill in a very educational and illuminating way....

Carrie Lam in the spotlight: A profile of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive

The world’s spotlight has been on Hong Kong, where an estimated two million people took to the streets earlier this week not only to protest a contentious extradition bill but also to call for the resignation of Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive. While Ms...