Carrie Lam

Hong Kong Protests Continue on Christmas

Hong Kong’s anti-government protests continued on Christmas, with some reports of confrontations between police and demonstrators but not the general chaos government officials seemed to be expecting. 

Riot police hold banners warning people not to take out any processions in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into …

Hong Kong Appoints a ‘More Decisive’ Police Commissioner

China’s State Council in Beijing on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Chris Tang Ping-keung as police commissioner for Hong Kong. Tang, nominated to the position by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, was hailed in Chinese media as a “more decisive” top cop than outgoing Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung, who has held the position since 2015.

HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 19: New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang Ping-keung visits Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the Hung Hom district on November 19, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong slipped into a technical recession on Thursday after anti-government demonstrations stretched into its fifth month …

China: Only Communist Courts Can Interpret Hong Kong Law

Chinese authorities berated the High Court of Hong Kong on Monday for ruling that banning face coverings in public is “unconstitutional,” claiming that only Beijing’s communist lawmakers have the right to rule on such matters.

Demonstrators wearing masks gather during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Defying a police ban, thousands of black-clad masked protesters are streaming into Hong Kong's central shopping district for another rally demanding autonomy in the Chinese territory as Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip. (AP …

Chinese State Media Urge Hong Kong Police to ‘Shoot Down the Rioters’

Communist Chinese media on Tuesday praised the Hong Kong police for their “restraint” in dealing with “radical protesters” – even though the island is currently boiling with outrage over the death of a student and the caught-on-video shooting of a protester –  and urged police to “shoot down the rioters,” with assistance from the People’s Liberation Army if necessary.

Riot police secure a road in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. - A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire November 11 during one of the most violent days of clashes in …

Report: China to Remove Hong Kong Chief in March

The Chinese Communist Party is preparing a plan to remove Carrie Lam, the least popular chief executive in Hong Kong history, but will wait some time so as to not appear to be ceding to protests, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages 'return to calm'