Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor assumed office as Hong Kong's chief secretary on July 1, 2012, and her resignation took effect January 16, 2017. She entered government work in 1980. 

Chief executive contender Carrie Lam poses with her supporters during the launch of her campaign on February 3. Can her rich and powerful backers really help to bring about the “new style of government” she promises, solve housing problems and offer a “new vision”? Photo: Reuters

The small, tight circle that runs Hong Kong

Guilty or otherwise, it is hard not to have a pang of sympathy for former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, and wonder how far occult politics played a role in his prosecution.