Rising through the ranks as a civil servant, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is Hong Kong’s 4th and current Chief Executive.

LATEST NEWS & VIEWS

Hong Kong unemployment rate hits 6.6%, highest in 16 years, as the city struggles with Covid-19

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 […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Arrested for following the Basic Law? More constitutional codswallop from Hong Kong

The amazing thing about this week’s mass arrests is that the alleged crime of those detained is their plan to follow a constitutional procedure laid down in the Basic Law. You would think this could hardly be illegal. Not according to Senior Superintendent Steve Li of our new local Gestapo, the police national security unit. The plan, […]

FEATURES

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 […]

HK 2020 Interview: Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker says education has become a scapegoat for the protests

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 […]

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