Rising through the ranks as a civil servant, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is Hong Kong’s 4th and current Chief Executive.
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As US President Donald Trump petulantly departs the White House this week, leaving a legacy of dishonour and disgrace, it is worth remembering that not so long ago this bloviating demagogue was seen as a hero and saviour by far too many Hongkongers. That’s because Trump and his rabidly anti-China Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]
Hong Kong’s unemployment rate hit a 16-year high of 6.6 per cent in the final quarter of last year, figures released on Tuesday showed, as the economy struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.3 per cent from 6.3 per cent in the September to November period, with over 245,000 […]
HK 2020 Interview: Barrister Jessica Leung says justice dep’t is endangering Hong Kong’s rule of law
Barrister Jessica Leung says 2020 has left many Hongkongers downcast about the city’s future. Reflecting on developments in the judicial system, she understands why. Courts came under increasing political pressure as cases relating to the 2019 protests were heard. State-run newspapers Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po lambasted a judge who ruled that Hong […]
Hong Kong’s education sector underwent a turbulent year in the wake of the mass pro-democracy protests. The sector, seen by pro-Beijing forces as one of the instigators of the unrest, has seen teachers sacked and major changes to a key school subject designed to promote critical thinking. Former lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen, who is vice president […]
Former pro-democracy legislative councillor Ted Hui, who faces a range of charges stemming from last year’s protests, says he sought exile in Britain for the sake of his family and because he can better speak out for Hong Kong while overseas. In an interview with HKFP, Hui discussed his decision to leave Hong Kong, as […]