Carrie Lam insisted the government would not tolerate violent or unlawful acts by anyone. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam open to the possibility of overhauling cabinet when protest crisis dies down

  • Embattled leader also says she will not tolerate any violent or unlawful acts, when asked about alleged police brutality
  • Lam speaks on radio phone-ins to explain proposals from policy speech in which she cited housing as a key source of public grievances
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Carrie Lam insisted the government would not tolerate violent or unlawful acts by anyone. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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The words ‘five demands, not one less’ are projected by pro-democracy lawmakers onto the wall behind Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she attempts to give her third policy address in the city’s legislature. Photo: EPA

Carrie Lam’s policy address was a missed opportunity to offer an olive branch to break Hong Kong’s political impasse, analysts and allies lament

  • Chief executive set out measures from housing and land to environmental protection but conspicuously omitted any reference to protesters’ demands
  • But critics on both sides of the political divide say policy blueprint had failed to offer bold initiatives to address deep-rooted problems in Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The words ‘five demands, not one less’ are projected by pro-democracy lawmakers onto the wall behind Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she attempts to give her third policy address in the city’s legislature. Photo: EPA
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