Rising through the ranks as a civil servant, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was Hong Kong’s 4th and current Chief Executive.
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Of all the traumatic occasions in Wall-fare’s brief but eventful existence, the founder of the prisoners’ rights group will above all remember March last year – when tearful and panicky relatives of dozens of detained pro-democracy figures thronged its office appealing for help. The 1,000-square-foot room was in tumult, recalled Shiu Ka-chun in an interview…
In Pictures: Unkindest cut – Hong Kong’s last sawmill to close after 75 years to make way for new Northern Metropolis
The owner of Chi Kee Sawmill & Timber, Wong Hung-kuen, describes the 75-year-old business as a “temple of carpentry” in Hong Kong. But the city is about to lose its last such temple. The 72 year-old carpenter inherited the sawmill from his father, who founded it in 1947. It survived the city’s economic transition from…
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Officially, July 1 marks the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Traditionally, it was also a day for tens – or even hundreds – of thousands of Hongkongers to take their diverse demands and grievances to the streets. From pro-democracy groups to labour unions, from LGBT+ rights advocates to artists wielding…