Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Beijing respected and supported her decision to withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing supports me all the way, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says, stressing decision to withdraw extradition bill was hers

  • Lam also insists she has not changed her mind, saying withdrawal no different in substance to earlier decisions to suspend or call bill ‘dead’
  • Unimpressed opposition lawmakers say chief executive has failed to explain how move will end the social unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Beijing respected and supported her decision to withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.