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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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Hong Kong protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong yesterday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators. After two weeks of relative calm in the

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Lam backs police use of force against ‘illegal march’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves today to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been battered by months of

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Lam: No plans to expand emergency powers to quell unrest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own

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Lam: Emergency powers needed to deal with ‘extreme violence’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that “extreme violence” in the Asian financial hub had justified her decision to invoke emergency powers for the first time in half a century, following a night of violent protests. Transport

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Another teen shot after HK imposes emergency powers

Hong Kong police shot and wounded another teenage boy yesterday, as violent protests erupted across the Chinese-ruled city hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers, last used more than 50 years ago. Lam, speaking at a

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Hang your boots, Dr M tells HK leader

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign following massive anti-government protests that has been running for the last four months. He also predicted that China would crackdown on the protestors, sooner or

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Hong Kong protests: Police shoot teen protester

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police shot a teenage protester yesterday, the first to be hit by live ammunition in almost four months of unrest in the Chinese-ruled city, amid violent clashes on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the

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Carrie Lam given a dressing down by public at first dialogue

Hong Kong residents turned on leader Carrie Lam yesterday, criticising her for curbing electoral freedoms as she began the first “open dialogue” session with the public in a bid to end more than three months of sometimes violent protests. Lam

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HK leader to hold first community talks in bid to end crisis

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam will hold her first talks with the public today in a bid to resolve a political crisis that has fuelled nearly four months of sometimes violent protests and plunged the city into chaos. Beijing-backed

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