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Carrie Lam: Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is a Hong Kong politician serving as the fourth and current Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2017. She served as the Secretary for Development from 2007 to 2012 and Chief Secretary for Administration from 2012 to 2017.

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Hong Kong leader says U.S. sanctions an 'inconvenience' [Video]

Hong Kong leader says U.S. sanctions an 'inconvenience'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (August 18) that U.S. sanctions against her will cause 'inconvenience' in her personal affairs, but nothing she will take to heart.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions [Video]

Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions

Officials subject to US sanctions include Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and head of China's Liaison Office, Luo Huining.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published
HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions [Video]

HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were “clowning actions” that would not frighten or..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:12Published
Hong Kong delays election by a year [Video]

Hong Kong delays election by a year

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city's legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:55Published

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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive

US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam and other top officials for undermining territory's autonomy
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Hong Kong leader says opponents of security law are "enemy of the people"

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing's plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop "smearing" the effort, saying those who did were "the enemy..
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Hong Kong government considers further relaxation of coronavirus restrictions

Hong Kong is moving towards a further relaxation of social gathering restrictions related to the coronavirus, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said before a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
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Hong Kong cannot afford more protest 'chaos', says leader

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday that the Chinese-ruled city cannot afford further "chaos" as activists marked a year of pro-democracy rallies with lunchtime protests in several shopping..
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Hong Kong leader warns protesters that city cannot afford more 'chaos'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday the city could not afford further "chaos" as activists marked a year of sustained pro-democracy rallies with lunchtime protests in several shopping malls.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader says Beijing will not back down on new security law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday the central government will not back down on plans for national security legislation for the financial hub, even as Britain stepped up criticism of the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader calls out 'double standards' on national security, points to U.S.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused foreign governments on Tuesday of "double standards" in their reaction to Beijing's plans to impose national security laws on the city, pointing to anti-police..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing's proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial centre and abroad, would not trample on its cherished..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights

Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong leader says national security legislation to improve business confidence: Xinhua

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said late on Friday the Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong will improve business confidence in the city and will not damage the interests of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader expects pro-democracy protests to continue

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday she did not expect pro-democracy protests that have been taking place since June last year to end, even as the central government in Beijing announced plans..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong government will accept police watchdog recommendations, says Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday her government will accept the recommendations made by the police watchdog in its review of the force's handling of often violent pro-democracy protests since..
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Ignoring social distancing, protesters mock Hong Kong leader Lam on her birthday

Hundreds of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Wednesday, flouting coronavirus-related social distancing rules to mock unpopular Chief Executive Carrie Lam on her birthday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong civil servants to return to work as lockdown eases

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday most civil servants will gradually return to work from May 4, although the government had not yet decided whether to ease travel and social distancing..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader says reshuffle aimed at economic recovery after coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday the replacement of several ministers was aimed at reviving the coronavirus-hit economy and was unrelated to recent remarks by institutions in mainladn..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong extends restrictions to preserve success of coronavirus efforts

Hong Kong's government will extend restrictions aimed at tackling the coronavirus for another 14 days to preserve the city's success in keeping the number of cases down, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said..
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Hong Kong to extend coronavirus-related restrictions by 14 days

Hong Kong's government will extend social restrictions aimed at tackling the coronavirus for another 14 days, the Chine-ruled city's leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong bans public gatherings of more than four people

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam banned public gatherings of more than four people on Friday, hours after the Asian financial hub reported 65 new cases of coronavirus infections, its biggest daily increase..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong to quarantine all people entering the city from Thursday

Hong Kong will quarantine for 14 days all people entering the Chinese-ruled city starting midnight on Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Asian financial hub's leader Carrie Lam said..
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Hong Kong to bring back 533 stranded citizens from Wuhan

Hong Kong has hired four charter flights to bring back 533 citizens from around the central mainland China city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus originated, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on..
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Hong Kong leader increases funds to tackle coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday increased a relief fund to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak as she urged residents to accept the government's quarantine plans for returning..
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Hong Kong to further tighten mainland China border

Hong Kong will close two cruise terminals and will put anyone coming from mainland China into compulsory quarantine for 14 days, its leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong suspends 10 border checkpoints with mainland China in bid to curb virus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Monday the suspension of 10 border crossings out of 13 with mainland China in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, stopping short of calls for the..
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Hong Kong leader rejects calls to close border despite virus fears

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejected calls from a medical union on Friday to close the border with mainland China to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, and urged health staff not to go through..
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Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with China mainland to curb virus spread

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a suspension of high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles along with many countries to limit the spread..
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Hong Kong to suspend high-speed rail service in bid to halt spread of coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the high-speed rail service between the city and mainland China would be suspended from Jan. 30, and all cross-border ferry services would also be suspended..
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Hong Kong leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the Asian financial hub, announcing a package of measures to limit the city's links with mainland China.
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