Carrie Lam

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 A protester  dressed in a Statue of Liberty costume rides a skateboard in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Concessions to a rapidly developing movement can backfire if they are made too late. This classic political lesson is being learned by Hong Kong’s chi(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, attends a news conference in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, has vowed to use “stern law enforcement” to stamp out violent protests, a day after she made announced to fo(...)

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam: spearheaded the Bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China for the first time. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of fierce protests and plunged the cit(...)

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam: “For a chief executive to have caused this huge havoc to Hong Kong is unforgivable,” she was heard to say in the leaked recording.  Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

Hong Kong’s chief executive has struggled to retract private comments in a leaked audio recording suggesting she regretted causing havoc and wanted to(...)

Students wearing gas masks and helmets hold a banner which reads ‘Five major demands are indispensable’, at St Francis’ Canossian College on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo

Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday, the latest act of defiance in an anti-gov(...)

Police check for protesters on  Hong Kong’s metro  on Sunday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Hong Kong police have launched a wave of arrests against prominent democracy activists, marking a new phase in government efforts to stop mass protest(...)

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Agnes Chowand Joshua Wong  speak to the press after they were released on bail   on Friday.  Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong police have launched a wave of arrests against prominent democracy activists, marking a new phase in government efforts to stop mass protest(...)

Protests have taken place outside the GPO in Dublin since May. File photograph: Eric Luke

Gardaí are investigating a series of alleged death threats made against pro-Hong Kong demonstrators in Dublin. Hong Kong emigrants and their support(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, arrives for a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hong Kong’s embattled leader pledged to “right away” establish a platform for dialogue with the government’s critics after more than two months of protests. Photograph: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped the peaceful anti-government protest at the weekend was the start of efforts to restore calm and(...)

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has racked up paper losses of more than €2.7 billion since the end of July when the protests started catching wider global attention. Photograph: Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s stock market rout has lopped about €13.5 billion off the net worth of its 10 richest tycoons, as clashes between police and protesters tha(...)

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