Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen meets the media as Legco chamber re-opens after repair work. The wall pictured in the background, that used to hung Legco presidents' portraits is still vacant. 08OCT19 SCMP/ Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam may not deliver annual speech in person as violent protests put Legislative Council on high alert

  • Chief executive expected to deliver her policy address on October 16, but says she may not do it in person amid worsening protests
  • The government spent HK$40 million repairing damage to the legislature caused by protesters in July
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen meets the media as Legco chamber re-opens after repair work. The wall pictured in the background, that used to hung Legco presidents' portraits is still vacant. 08OCT19 SCMP/ Nora Tam
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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.