Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday before the Executive Council meeting in Tamar. Photo: May Tse

Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows Hong Kong’s district council elections will be held on time – despite mainland media calling citywide peace a prerequisite

  • Lam says: ‘As of today, we still very much hope to hold this election and will do our utmost to make sure the elections are held as scheduled’
  • Her remarks come as pro-Beijing camp calls for postponement of district council polls, citing protest violence and candidates’ safety
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday before the Executive Council meeting in Tamar. Photo: May Tse
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).