Rowdy opposition lawmakers forced Carrie Lam to leave the Legco chamber early. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint

  • Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest
  • She again rejects protesters’ key demands, stressing instead the importance of adhering to ‘one country, two systems’ governing principle for city
Topic |   Carrie Lam policy address 2019

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Rowdy opposition lawmakers forced Carrie Lam to leave the Legco chamber early. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Hong Kong’s low-income citizens feel Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcements on Wednesday will do little to help them. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam attempts to solve housing crisis in her policy address, but people from low-income group feel they were left high and dry

  • Lam’s policy address focused on solving city’s housing crisis by taking steps such as raising mortgage cap for first-time buyers
  • But low-income people say they had hoped for measures such as rent control, waiver of down payments and interest-free loans for the jobless
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Hong Kong’s low-income citizens feel Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcements on Wednesday will do little to help them. Photo: Nora Tam
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