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Policy U-turns and a cash handout debacle: why is Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s year off to such a rough start?

  • Several issues have come to a head in rapid succession to knock the chief executive off her confident stride
  • Pro-Beijing supporters of Lam’s administration fear she could hurt their election chances later this year
Topic |   Carrie Lam

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Lawmakers protest at the entrance to Legco as Carrie Lam arrives. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam shrugs off calls to quit but pledges to shed elitist mindset

  • Lawmakers take chief executive to task over contentious elderly welfare changes
  • Lam promises to learn from episode and govern with humility
Topic |   Carrie Lam

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Lawmakers protest at the entrance to Legco as Carrie Lam arrives. Photo: Sam Tsang
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