Carrie Lam’s ‘vote of confidence’: was this another Hong Kong leader betrayed by Beijing’s kiss?

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung came seriously close to getting over-excited this week when he gushed that President Xi Jinping had delivered a “vote of confidence” in the Chief Executive and her administration. The following day, after a meeting between the Hong Kong leader Ms Carrie Lam and Vice-Premier Han Zheng, who is in charge […]