Pan-democrats allege Carrie Lam’s administration has used excessive force against peaceful protests since June, intimidating protesters with disproportionate criminal charges. Photo: Sam Tsang

Pan-democrats launch bid in legislature to remove Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam from office

  • Pan-democrat lawmakers accuse Lam of making ‘many unconstitutional decisions’ in pushing forward the extradition bill and handling protests
  • But motion is unlikely to pass without the support of the pro-Beijing camp, which controls both the geographical and functional constituencies in legislature
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pan-democrats allege Carrie Lam’s administration has used excessive force against peaceful protests since June, intimidating protesters with disproportionate criminal charges. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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

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
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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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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