More than 100 students, alumni and staff gather at the University of Hong Kong campus, urging the president and vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang to retract a statement they saw as biased against the protest movement. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam opens up to political allies at private dinner while city’s police force braces for another weekend of protests

  • Lam spoke candidly to members of Hong Kong Construction Association and made enigmatic remark about whether she would see them again next year
  • Protesters gear up for marches in Sheung Shui and Sha Tin as another mass rally outside city’s legislature, called for July 21, will seek Lam’s resignation
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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More than 100 students, alumni and staff gather at the University of Hong Kong campus, urging the president and vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang to retract a statement they saw as biased against the protest movement. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam presents her Executive Council shortly after taking office in July 2017. Photo: Edward Wong

In the spotlight for once, the Executive Council – the de facto cabinet of Hong Kong’s chief executive – is taking flak for its advising of Carrie Lam in the extradition bill crisis

  • Exco meets most weeks with the city’s leader, who is bound by law to consult it on policy
  • Advisory body now faces calls for members to resign and criticism for going on summer recess at a critical time
Topic |   Executive Council of Hong Kong

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam presents her Executive Council shortly after taking office in July 2017. Photo: Edward Wong
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