The meeting with President Xi Jinping was not originally on Carrie Lam’s schedule. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping’s meeting with Carrie Lam: she reveals she could feel his support for her to end Hong Kong protest violence; analysts say it was to quash rumours of her firing

  • President also took a measured approach in giving his assessment of the political crisis roiling the city, experts said
  • Formal sit-down in Shanghai was the first official meeting between the pair since anti-government protests broke out in June
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The meeting with President Xi Jinping was not originally on Carrie Lam’s schedule. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is in Shanghai for the second China International Import Expo, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Xi Jinping meets Hong Kong leader, backs Carrie Lam’s ‘hard work’ amid protests

  • Xi express support for Lam’s effort but says priority is still to curb violence and stop chaos in Hong Kong during talks in Shanghai
  • Meeting the first for the two leaders since Hong Kong unrest broke out in June
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is in Shanghai for the second China International Import Expo, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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