British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab spoke with Carrie Lam by phone for over 20 minutes on Friday. Photo: AP

China says it was ‘a mistake’ for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

  • Beijing describes conversation as move to ‘exert pressure’ on city’s chief executive and tells Britain to ‘stop intervening in China’s internal affairs’
  • Raab had called on Lam to start an independent investigation into recent events ‘as a way to build trust’ – something she has so far refused to do
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab spoke with Carrie Lam by phone for over 20 minutes on Friday. Photo: AP
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.