Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Bribery exemption for Hong Kong leader must end despite complexity

  • Way has to be found at difficult time in cross-border relations to allay Beijing fears and avoid public perception that the chief executive is above the law

Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Carrie Lam told reporters on December 1 that she would drop an attempt to extend anti-bribery legislation to cover the chief executive position. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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