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


Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says fall-out with biggest teaching union nothing to do with Beijing pressure

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has denied her government’s recent decision to cut ties with the city’s largest teacher’s union was the result of pressure from Beijing, accusing the group of tarnishing the image of the city’s education sector. The Education Bureau announced it will no longer recognise the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU) […]

Covid-19: Gov’t extends vaccination order for more groups of workers despite 56-day streak of zero local cases

Hong Kong’s government has announced that more groups of workers must get vaccinated or face compulsory testing at their own expense even though the city has gone for 56 days without a locally transmitted Covid infection. The new rules announced Monday apply to civil servants, care home workers, school employees and Hospital Authority staff. Existing […]


Foreign passport rules for the election committee again expose the hypocrisy of Hong Kong’s top officials

In the midst of the gloom engulfing Hong Kong comes a scintilla of light relief. It emanates from the alarm and indignation among the Quislings who are scrambling to jump aboard the newly-enhanced Election Committee. While they have been busy flaunting their patriotic credentials in public, a great many of these super patriots have more quietly […]

Hong Kong needs a recovery strategy, not inefficient shopping voucher handouts

No sane person would turn their nose up at the prospect of money for nothing, but then again no sane government would embark on a policy of aimlessly throwing cash around to everyone regardless of need. This seeming paradox is with us yet again following the launch of the government scheme to hand out vouchers […]


Hong Kong’s Apple Daily limps towards the end of an era as newsroom suffers exodus of staff

Hong Kong’s only pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, is limping towards the end of its life pending a last-ditch attempt to have its seized assets unfrozen as insiders report a mass exodus of staff following an earlier company announcement that it might stop publishing as early as Saturday. On Monday, the newspaper’s board of directors announced […]

Explainer: 7 ways Beijing reduced democratic representation in Hong Kong’s elections

On Thursday, Hong Kong lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the city’s elections in a bid to ensure the power to govern the semi-autonomous region lies only in the hands of “patriots.” The Beijing-led electoral shakeup has been hailed by government officials and pro-establishment figures as a way to shut out “anti-China” forces from the […]

Interview: Election changes mark ‘major regression’ of democracy in Hong Kong, says analyst Ma Ngok

China’s sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s political system amounts to a “major regression” of democracy and Hongkongers now feel their opinion is no longer respected, according to a leading analyst. Ma Ngok, associate professor of Hong Kong politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told HKFP the proposed amendments for “improving” the city’s elections […]


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