Carrie Lam interviewed by TVB news. Photo: TVB News

Will Beijing still support Carrie Lam after Hong Kong extradition bill debacle?

  • City leader backs down to pause the bill following the pleas of her inner circle, just three days after vowing to press ahead with controversial reforms
  • Source claims she met Chinese vice-premier before coming to decision, but Lam says the call to shelve legislation for now was hers alone
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Carrie Lam interviewed by TVB news. Photo: TVB News
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).