Chief Executive Carrie Lam (centre) attends the chief executive’s question and answer session at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar, Admiralty in July 2018. Lam has come under fire from both pro-establishment and pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s changes to the age threshold for elderly welfare payments. Photo: Winson Wong

Lesson for Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam in elderly welfare row: remember who your true friends are

  • The chief executive appears to have been neglecting the very nature of her political relationship with the pro-establishment camp in the legislature
Topic |   Carrie Lam

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam (centre) attends the chief executive’s question and answer session at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar, Admiralty in July 2018. Lam has come under fire from both pro-establishment and pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s changes to the age threshold for elderly welfare payments. Photo: Winson Wong
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Shiu Ka-chun (centre) expressed the bloc’s disappointment at the perceived snub. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘New low’ for ties between Hong Kong leader and pro-democracy bloc after Carrie Lam sends No 2 Matthew Cheung to stand in at meeting with them

  • Lam sends her deputy to discuss controversial changes to elderly welfare payments
  • ‘We asked to meet the chief executive, not the acting chief executive or the chief secretary,’ says one member
Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong

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Shiu Ka-chun (centre) expressed the bloc’s disappointment at the perceived snub. Photo: Dickson Lee
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