Carrie Lam

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    China to Suspend US Navy Visits to Hong Kong Over New Law

    China said Monday it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move appeared to back up Chinese threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision....

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Cut Short by Police Tear Gas

    Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest of three rallies, a key thoroughfare along the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria...

  • China Nov 26, 2019

    Hong Kong Leader Refuses to Give Ground Despite Poll Setback

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing, saying Tuesday that she will instead accelerate dialogue and identify ways to address societal grievances. Lam said the central government in Beijing didn’t blame her for the election outcome that gave the pro-democracy bloc a landslide victory with 90 percent of...

  • Beijing Nov 25, 2019

    Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong Vote

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Wu Chi-wai, leader of the city’s biggest pro-democracy party, said Monday that the bloc swept nearly 90% of 452 district council seats, which will help...

  • United States Nov 19, 2019

    Last Holdouts Surrounded by Police at Hong Kong University

    About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Police have surrounded the university...

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Fight With Fire as Police Storm University

    Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons.

  • China Nov 10, 2019

    Protesters in Hong Kong Vandalize Subway Station, Storm Mall

    Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist’s death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and...

  • China Nov 6, 2019

    Pro-Beijing Lawmaker in Hong Kong Stabbed While Campaigning

    An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has become a hated figure by the protesters over his alleged links to violence against them. After receiving initial medical treatment, Ho told reporters...

  • China Nov 4, 2019

    Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Man's Ear as Hong Kong Boils

    A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the...

  • Congress Nov 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Chaos Sees Tear Gas, Attack on Chinese News Agency

    Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China’s official Xinhua News Agency for the first time Saturday after chaos broke out downtown, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators hurling gasoline bombs as the pro-democracy movement approached the five-month mark. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby Victoria Park were clouded in tear gas, prompting thousands...

  • OFFICER Oct 29, 2019

    Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election, Hong Kong Nears Recession

    Hong Kong authorities barred pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election as the city’s leader warned Tuesday that months of violent protests have pushed the city to the brink of recession. In comments likely to further anger protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there would be no political solution until the violent protests gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory end. “For...

  • Associated Press Oct 23, 2019

    Hong Kong Government Withdraws Bill That Sparked Protests

    Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. “I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill,” Secretary for Security John Lee told the city’s legislature. Pro-democracy lawmakers immediately tried to question him but he refused to respond and the assembly’s...

  • Facebook Oct 16, 2019

    Chaos as Hong Kong Lawmakers Thwart Leader's Annual Address

    Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Say Homemade Bomb Targeted Officers

    A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to “kill or to harm” riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The “loud thud” Sunday night close to riot officers who had been clearing away a protester-built road block...

  • Associated Press Oct 9, 2019

    Backlash Against NBA Continues in China

    More NBA events scheduled in China were cancelled Wednesday as backlash from a tweet sent by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong created tension between the Chinese Government and the NBA.

  • Allie Weintraub Oct 8, 2019

    Lam Says Chinese Military Could Step in If Uprising Gets Bad

    Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months of protests marked by escalating violence were no longer...

  • China Oct 7, 2019

    2 Protesters Charged in 1st Use of Hong Kong's New Mask Ban

    Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong’s new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to add to a backlash that has thrown the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis. An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force Saturday under sweeping emergency powers aimed...

  • China Oct 6, 2019

    Protests, Clashes as Bid to Block Hong Kong Mask Ban Fails

    Furiously yelling “Wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and muscular arrests as peaceful rallies again degenerated into widespread violence and chaos in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Instead of...

  • Associated Press Oct 5, 2019

    Hong Kong Lawmakers Seek to Block Mask Ban; Protests Persist

    A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge Saturday against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, as the protests diminished in intensity but didn’t stop. The mask ban that went into effect at midnight Friday triggered an overnight rash of widespread violence...

  • China Oct 5, 2019

    Thousands Protest Mask Ban as HK Leader Toughens Stance

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to quell four months of increasingly violent protests. International observers worried, however, that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s use of the...

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