Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking with the press before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse

Pro-establishment allies of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lament to her that voters punished them at polls for government’s handling of protests

  • Chief executive says she has received no ‘instruction’ from central government on accountability for results
  • Lam says vote suggests many people want an end to violence
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking with the press before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. 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).

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.