Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam will fly to Beijing on Sunday afternoon to accept her instrument of appointment. Lam gained 777 votes from a 1,194-member committee last month to become the city’s next leader. She will take office on July 1.

Next week, Lam will receive the appointment from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as the fifth term chief executive of Hong Kong.

Carrie Lam. File Photo: GovHK.

Accompanying Lam will be Secretary-General of the Chief Executive-elect’s Office Jessie Ting, Private Secretary Sidney Chan and Press Secretary Terence Yu. Lam’s husband Lam Siu-por will also join.

The pro-Beijing Sing Tao Daily reported on Thursday that Lam will also meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time. The newspaper said it was expected that Lam will report to the state leaders over her governing direction, and she will exchange views with the central government over cabinet appointments.

Carrie Lam and husband Lam Siu-por. Photo:

Lam will return on Wednesday afternoon.

Incumbent Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying received his appointment from then-premier Wen Jiabao on April 10, 2012 after he was chosen in late March.

Photo: GovHK.

Leung met with then-president Hu Jintao the next day.


Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.