Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it is regrettable that a foreign legislature and government have used their legislation to meddle in Hong Kong affairs. Photo: Dickson Lee

US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says

  • Lam says Hong Kong is highly free in many aspects, including freedom for media to report news, and for people to take part in assemblies and practise religion
  • Long-term impact of the law will depend on US’ assessment of the city’s situation, but business confidence will be dampened in the short run, she says
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it is regrettable that a foreign legislature and government have used their legislation to meddle in Hong Kong affairs. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.