Carrie Lam, husband Lam Siu-por (left) and son Jeremy Lam Tsit-sze (right) meet the media after she won the chief executive race in March 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang
Carrie Lam, husband Lam Siu-por (left) and son Jeremy Lam Tsit-sze (right) meet the media after she won the chief executive race in March 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s postponed chief executive election: what was Carrie Lam told in ‘closed-door’ Shenzhen meeting?

  • Insiders describe series of high-level talks that led up to government’s announcement last Friday chief executive race would be delayed for first time
  • Many factors played into decision, including avoiding ‘embarrassing’ scenario where hopefuls secured enough votes to run and government decided later to delay vote

Carrie Lam, husband Lam Siu-por (left) and son Jeremy Lam Tsit-sze (right) meet the media after she won the chief executive race in March 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang
Carrie Lam, husband Lam Siu-por (left) and son Jeremy Lam Tsit-sze (right) meet the media after she won the chief executive race in March 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang
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