As it happened: ‘No chance of border with mainland China reopening in near future’, Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says in last Legco session

  • Chief executive declared a 'perfect fullstop' to her 40-year career in final question and answer session in legislature
  • Lam ends her five-year term on June 30, with her legacy also touched on by Legco members   

Topic |   Carrie Lam
Photo: Sam Tsang
Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s outgoing leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor attended her final question and answer session in the Legislative Council on Thursday morning, a swansong before the end of her five-year term on June 30.

Lawmakers grilled the chief executive on strategies for combating the Covid-19 pandemic as a potential sixth wave of cases looms over the city, and progress on reopening the border with mainland China. Other questions fired covered housing policies, luring talent and technological development. 

Lam's former No 2, John Lee Ka-chiu, will take the reins on July 1.

The Post’s live coverage below captured discussions in the chamber. 

Reporting by Tony Cheung, Lilian Cheng, Victor Ting and Jeffie Lam