Carrie Lam

Hong Kong mall protests flare with leader Carrie Lam in Beijing

In the peak shopping season ahead of Christmas, groups of masked protesters in Hong Kong, clad in black, marched through malls chanting slogans including "Fight for freedom" and "Return justice to us".

Dec 15, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

US law will hurt business confidence, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told reporters the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act signed into law by US President Donald Trump last week, was "wholly unnecessary". 

Dec 03, 2019, 18:31 PM IST

UK welcomes Hong Kong's Lam promise to reflect seriously after election

Britain said on Monday it welcomed a promise by Hong Kong`s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to "seriously reflect" after democrats in the city scored a landslide majority in district council elections.

Nov 25, 2019, 17:17 PM IST

More than a million turn out in Hong Kong test of support for China-backed leader

The turnout in the first four hours matched a figure only reached at 6.30 p.m. in the last election four years ago, government data showed, as concern grew in the city of 7.4 million that polling could be halted if violence erupts.

Nov 24, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

Hong Kong's Lam to discuss helping people to live and work in mainland China

Carrie Lam, despised by pro-democracy protesters in the former British colony, will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday for a meeting the next day of the "leading group" for developing the Greater Bay Area of southern China.

Nov 03, 2019, 14:41 PM IST

Hong Kong extradition bill officially killed but move unlikely to end unrest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had said many times the bill was as good as dead. 

Oct 23, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

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

Early on Monday, Hong Kong embarked on a massive clean-up after a largely peaceful protest degenerated into violence across districts on the Kowloon peninsula, where protesters torched stores and sprayed graffiti on roads, amid skirmishes with police.

Oct 21, 2019, 08:55 AM IST

Hong Kong leader offers no olive branch as jeers force her to abandon address

Carrie Lam, who had to broadcast the annual address via a video link after the rowdy scenes in the Legislative Council, had hoped to try to restore confidence in her administration after four months of often violent anti-government and anti-China protests.

Oct 16, 2019, 19:24 PM IST

Hong Kong leader Lam does not rule out Beijing help, as economy suffers

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam said Beijing wanted Hong Kong to solve its own problems, but under its mini-constitution, known as the Basic Law, Hong Kong could ask Beijing for help.

Oct 08, 2019, 18:53 PM IST

Hong Kong protesters block streets at stadium after leader's 'open dialogue'

Inside the British colonial-era Queen Elizabeth Stadium, residents had earlier chastised Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, accusing her of ignoring the public and exacerbating a crisis that has no end in sight.

Sep 26, 2019, 20:54 PM IST

Hong Kong leader withdraws controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

Sep 04, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

Hong Kong leader to meet key demand of protesters and kill bill

A government source confirmed the planned withdrawal, which comes just two days after Reuters revealed in an exclusive report that Lam told business leaders last week she had caused "unforgivable havoc" by introducing the bill and that if she had a choice she would apologise and resign, according to a leaked audio recording.

Sep 04, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but govt in control: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was speaking in public for the first time since demonstrations escalated on Sunday, when police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with protesters who threw bricks and petrol bombs.

Aug 27, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Protests in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping swears in new leader

President Xi Jinping swore in new Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday as the politically divided city marked 20 years since it was handed back to China by Britain, with clashes between pro and anti-Beijing protesters close to the ceremony.

Jul 01, 2017, 08:40 AM IST

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months today for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Apr 10, 2017, 11:34 AM IST

Hong Kong activist jailed over Umbrella Movement protest

A Hong Kong democracy activist was jailed today over Umbrella Movement mass protests while nine more campaigners face charges, as fears grow that freedoms are under threat in the semi-autonomous city.

Mar 30, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

Hong Kong leader-elect Carrie Lam says "very determined" to tackle housing problem

Hong Kong-leader elect Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she is "very determined" to tackle the city's housing problem when she becomes chief executive later this year. 

Mar 28, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader.

Mar 27, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

Pro-China Carrie Lam becomes Hong Kong's 1st woman leader

Lam, 59, won 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee, made up of mostly Beijing-loyalists. She is the first woman to be elected to the post.

Mar 26, 2017, 19:34 PM IST

Hong Kong leader assails `uncivilised` critics

Hong Kong`s chief hit back at "uncivilised" critics on Thursday after he was booed and heckled by local residents as he tried to promote a newly unveiled, Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:20 PM IST