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Carrie Lam: Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS is a Hong Kong politician serving as the 4th and current Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2017. She served as the Chief Secretary for Administration, the most senior principal official, from 2012 to 2017, and as Secretary for Development from 2007 to 2012.

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Hong Kong assembly in chaos; attack on democracy leader a 'chilling signal'

Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent..
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Hong Kong legislative session adjourned amid protests and heckling

Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, with several escorted from the chamber for the..
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Hong Kong council session adjourns as members heckle Carrie Lam [Video]Hong Kong council session adjourns as members heckle Carrie Lam

Chaos erupted for the second day as chief executive's critics were dragged one by one from the legislative chamber.

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Hong Kong assembly session halted by new opposition protest [Video]Hong Kong assembly session halted by new opposition protest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has again been forced from the legislative chamber because of protests by opposition members following a violent attack on a leader of the protest movement. Pro-democracy..

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HK's legislature becomes protest battleground [Video]HK's legislature becomes protest battleground

A second day of chaos in Hong Kong's Legislative Council as leader Carrie Lam tried to answer questions about her annual policy address, which she was forced to deliver by video link on Wednesday after..

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Embattled Hong Kong leader announces housing boost [Video]Embattled Hong Kong leader announces housing boost

After being heckled, Carrie Lam said violent protests were among the reasons the city slipped into recession.

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Hong Kong’s chief executive forced to halt annual address amid protests [Video]Hong Kong’s chief executive forced to halt annual address amid protests

Furious pro-democracy politicians twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives in chaotic scenes in the territory. Carrie Lam's inability to deliver her..

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HK policy address halted after heckling [Video]HK policy address halted after heckling

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday (October 16) after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering "five demands, not one less" as Lam..

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Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam to outline annual policy plan [Video]Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam to outline annual policy plan

Hong Kong remains a city under siege with protests now entering their fifth month.

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'Totally irresponsible': Lam slams U.S. senators [Video]'Totally irresponsible': Lam slams U.S. senators

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam condemned visits by U.S. senators whom she said had arrived with "preconceived views" about the Hong Kong situation, after senator Josh Hawley said the city is..

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Hong Kong leader says city not a 'police state' [Video]Hong Kong leader says city not a 'police state'

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says that calling the city a police state is 'irresponsible' and 'unfounded,' as months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating in the Chinese..

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Umbrella movement? Defiant Hong Kong protesters march in the rain [Video]Umbrella movement? Defiant Hong Kong protesters march in the rain

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday in defiance of a ban on masks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban [Video]Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban

Anti-government protests have continued in Hong Kong after authorities shut down subway services and criminalised the wearing of face masks at rallies. Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam reaffirmed..

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Hong Kong government invokes emergency powers in effort to 'end violence' [Video]Hong Kong government invokes emergency powers in effort to 'end violence'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she would invoke emergency powers in an effort to "end violence and restore order".

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Hong Kong leader bans protesters' masks [Video]Hong Kong leader bans protesters' masks

Hong Kong's leader has banned protesters from wearing masks to conceal their identities as the government hardens its stance against long-running pro-democracy demonstrations. Chief executive Carrie..

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Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to quell escalating violence [Video]Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to quell escalating violence

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban face masks, in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city. Megan..

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Hong Kong moves to ban face masks as protests continue [Video]Hong Kong moves to ban face masks as protests continue

Leader Carrie Lam invokes colonial-era emergency laws to introduce ban, bypassing the city's legislature.

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Hong Kong protest leader Wong condemns anti-mask law [Video]Hong Kong protest leader Wong condemns anti-mask law

Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong called for international awareness of a potential "martial law" in the city, as leader Carrie Lam announced a ban on face masks at protests. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Carrie Lam announces face mask ban to counter Hong Kong protests [Video]Carrie Lam announces face mask ban to counter Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced sweeping emergency laws, including the banning of face masks at protests, in an unprecedented move to ease months of violent unrest in the Chinese-ruled city...

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Hong Kong on edge ahead of China's National Day [Video]Hong Kong on edge ahead of China's National Day

Hong Kong is bracing for a day of celebration and chaos on October 1st, the founding of Communist China. But first, the city has to clean up. Protests over the weekend left buildings daubed in..

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Violent scenes in Hong Kong ahead of Chinese National Day [Video]Violent scenes in Hong Kong ahead of Chinese National Day

Hong Kong police fired water cannon, rubber bullets and round after round of tear gas at petrol-bomb and brick-throwing protesters on Sunday in some of the most widespread violence in more than three..

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Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam holds open dialogue with people [Video]Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam holds open dialogue with people

The city administration announces that it will not take arrested protesters to a controversial detention centre near the border with mainland China

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Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests [Video]Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has formally withdrawn a proposed extradition bill that sparked months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city. The following is a timeline of the key dates around the..

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Too Little, Too Late? Irate Hong Kongers Plan Further Protests [Video]Too Little, Too Late? Irate Hong Kongers Plan Further Protests

Reuters reports Hong Kongers are gearing up for more demonstrations this weekend. Protesters are threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport. Embattled leader Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of a..

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Lam hopes withdrawal will solve HK crisis [Video]Lam hopes withdrawal will solve HK crisis

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday (September 5) she hopes the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill and other measures will help solve the city's political crisis. Rough cut..

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Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of extradition bill [Video]Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of extradition bill

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has announced a controversial extradition Bill will be withdrawn as she tries to bring an end to months of demonstrations in the city.

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Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill [Video]Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a "highly vulnerable and dangerous"..

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Jeers force Hong Kong leader to abandon address with no olive branch on offer

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch to pro-democracy protesters, hoping instead to ease..
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Hong Kong leader offers no olive branch as jeers force her to abandon address

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch to pro-democracy protesters, hoping instead to ease..
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Hong Kong leader says city's status as financial hub not shaken

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday the city's status as a financial hub has not been shaken despite more than four months of sometimes violent anti-government protests.
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Hong Kong leader aims to ease the housing crunch inflaming protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced measures aimed at easing a housing shortage on Wednesday as she battles to restore confidence in her administration and address widespread discontent after four..
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Embattled Hong Kong leader unveils measures to ease housing crunch

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced measures aimed at easing a housing shortage on Wednesday as she battles to restore confidence in her administration and address widespread discontent after four..
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unveils property measures

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unveiled a package of property measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in her administration after more than four months of anti-government protests in..
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Hong Kong leader presents policy address via video after disruption

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam presented her annual policy address via video on Wednesday after some lawmakers disrupted the legislative session, shouting and jeering as she started her..
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Hong Kong leader aborts policy speech as lawmakers disrupt session

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to abandon her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers jeered as she began speaking, causing an unprecedented cancellation of the speech in the..
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Hong Kong leader rules out concessions in face of escalating violence

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the..
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Hong Kong leader's policy speech to focus on housing in bid to regain support

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam will focus on land and housing initiatives in her annual Policy Address on Wednesday, seeking to restore confidence in the city's future amid four months of..
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Hong Kong's leader Lam's policy address to focus on land and housing

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her annual policy address this week would focus on land and housing measures as months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating..
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HK leader ditches meeting Ted Cruz, says the U.S. senator

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam scrapped a scheduled meeting with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the highest profile U.S. politician to visit the city since anti-government protests broke out more than four months..
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Hong Kong leader Lam does not rule out Beijing help, as economy suffers

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday did not rule out asking Beijing for help, as the Asian financial hub struggles to deal with months of often violent anti-government protests that are..
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Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her administration had no plans to use colonial-era emergency powers to introduce new laws, after a long weekend of violent protests saw..
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Hong Kong's Lam says 'extreme violence' justified use of emergency powers

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Saturday "extreme violence" in the Asian financial hub had justified her decision to invoke emergency powers for the first time in half a century, following a night..
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Teenager shot as violence flares hours after Hong Kong imposes emergency powers

Hong Kong police shot and wounded a teenage boy on Friday, as violent protests erupted across the Chinese-ruled city hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers..
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Explainer: Hong Kong's controversial anti-mask ban and emergency regulations

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the..
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Hong Kong brings back colonial-era emergency powers to quell protests

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers on Friday for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the..
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China says it supports anti-mask law in Hong Kong

China said on Friday it supports a law introduced by Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam that will ban anti-government protesters from wearing face-masks state television CCTV reported.
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Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to quell escalating violence

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the..
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Malaysia's Mahathir says Hong Kong leader should step down: report

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam should step down following months of protests against her government, Malaysian media reported.
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Hong Kong to introduce anti-mask law, effective midnight: media

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will hold a news conference on Friday, a police spokesman said, as media reported the government was expected to announce a ban on face masks at public rallies, effective..
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Hong Kong leader set to discuss emergency regulation to ban face masks: source

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to discuss possible emergency regulation on Friday that would allow the government to ban face masks at protests, a source with knowledge of the matter..
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Hong Kong leader to leave town despite sending invites for National Day party

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up pro-democracy protesters on Sunday as the government announced the city's leader Carrie Lam will be out of town for China's Oct. 1 National Day, despite her..
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Hong Kong leader to leave unrest behind to spend National Day in China

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray to break up anti-government protesters on Sunday as the government announced city leader Carrie Lam will be out of town for China's Oct. 1 National Day..
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Hong Kong protesters trap leader for hours in stadium after 'open dialogue'

Hong Kong protesters chanting anti-government slogans trapped city leader Carrie Lam in a stadium for hours on Thursday after she held her first "open dialogue" with the people in a bid to end more..
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Hong Kong protesters block roads near stadium where leader Carrie Lam spoke

Anti-government protesters blocked roads with iron railings near a stadium where Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam held a public meeting on Thursday.
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Hong Kong public chastise leader Carrie Lam at first 'open dialogue'

Hong Kong residents turned on leader Carrie Lam on Thursday, criticizing her for curbing electoral freedoms as she began the first "open dialogue" session with the public in a bid to end more than..
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HK leader says main responsibility for ending crisis lies with government

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday she had to hold talks with the people no matter how difficult they may be, as she opened the first "open dialogue" session with the public in a bid to end..
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Hong Kong leader to hold first community talks to try to end crisis

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will hold her first talks with the public on Thursday in a bid to resolve a political crisis that has fueled nearly four months of sometimes violent protests and plunged the..
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Hong Kong leader says police under extreme pressure; acknowledges 'long road' ahead

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city's police force, which has been accused of beating activists and using excessive force during protests, is under extreme pressure and acknowledged it..
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Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful, rational dialogue can help solve crisis

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hopes peaceful and rational dialogue will help find a way out of the protests gripping the former British colony, she said on Tuesday, as she prepares to engage with members..
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Hong Kong leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday she and her team would begin dialogue sessions with the community next week, while reiterating that violence that has roiled the city over three months..
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Hong Kong leader focuses on housing as protesters head for the hills

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to focus on housing and jobs to try to end three months of sometimes violent unrest, as pro-democracy demonstrators headed for the hills on Friday for a series of..
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Hong Kong leader to focus on housing, jobs to try to appease protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to prioritize housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent unrest, as scuffles broke out..
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Exclusive: The Chief Executive 'has to serve two masters' - HK leader Carrie Lam – full transcript

This is a transcript of a talk given in late August by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to a group of businesspeople in the city. The transcript is taken from an audio recording of Lam's remarks..
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Hong Kong leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in the Chinese-ruled city and that she deeply regrets foreign parliaments' interference in the financial..
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Hong Kong protesters gather in renewed protest as night falls

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday measures announced this week to help restore order in the Chinese-ruled city were a first step as thousands gathered outside a subway station in renewed..
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Hong Kong protesters stage fresh rallies as leader says bill withdrawal a first step

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday said measures announced this week to help restore order in the Chinese-ruled city were a first step, and disagreed with a credit downgrade by rating agency Fitch..
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