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Hong Kong reports its 1st coronavirus death, the 2nd outside mainland China

Hong Kong reported its first death in the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, according to Cable TV, putting new pressure on leader Carrie Lam to contain its spread through the densely populated Asian financial hub.

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Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including “violence, economic tribulation and a health scare” as anti-government protests enter their eighth month.

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Hong Kong leader hopes for peaceful resolution of university standoff

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, hopes a standoff between police and anti-government protesters at a major university can be resolved peacefully, she said on Tuesday, adding that she had told police to handle it in a humane way.

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More than a million turn out in Hong Kong test of support for China-backed leader

More than a million voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong today in district elections viewed as a key barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, besieged by nearly six months of often violent pro-democracy protests.

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China planning to replace Carrie Lam with interim leader, but only if protests die down

China is making plans to replace Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, according to the Financial Times.

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Hong Kong leader says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms in the city gets bad, but she reiterates the government still hopes to resolve the crisis on its own.

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Hong Kong leader denies Beijing won’t let her resign

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns Sunday’s violence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday condemned the violence that broke out hours earlier when weapon-wielding masked assailants attacked pro-democracy protesters, journalists and citizens at a subway station.

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Hong Kong leader condemns ‘rioters’ for Sunday’s violence

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, on Monday condemned the protesters who clashed with police Sunday night inside an upscale shopping mall as “rioters” while defending the actions of law enforcement.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam issues apology [FULL TEXT]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Tuesday and said she had heard the people “loud and clear” after massive protests over a controversial extradition bill.

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Hong Kong Launches a Massive Resistance Against China

After a week of massive protests in the streets of Hong Kong, chief executive Carrie Lam has suspended action on a controversial bill that would extradite Hongkongers to mainland China. But this is clearly not enough for those rallying in the streets—after a long fall, Hong Kong-Chinese relations are broken, and it’s unclear whether they can ever be put back together again.

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Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may be suspended

Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day.

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