Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam Not Thrilled by Gay Games

Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Carrie Lam is usually full of sweet-sounding words and photo op smiles. But her composure was rattled and her inner prejudices revealed at an informal briefing given to diplomats...

New Nails in Hong Kong’s Coffin

It was Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s big day, her first annual policy address and one to lay out her agenda for her whole five-year term. But it just happened to coincide with the denial of entry...

Three Scenarios for Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive

Carrie Lam is the Chief-Executive-elect of Hong Kong as a result of the territory’s hermaphroditic electoral system, in which she won 777 votes from the 1,194-member election committee, a collection of tycoons and pro-Beijing special interests. "She is a Ho...

Beijing Sends Hong Kong an Ominous Message

It might be possible to feel sympathy for Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor. On Sunday, Beijing’s bludgeoning of the business and professional elite had assured her of an overwhelming victory (67 percent of 1,163 valid vote...

Beijing Anoints Yet Another Hong Kong Chief Executive

The contest for next Chief Executive for Hong Kong may be almost over before it has begun. Four candidates are at present in the frame but Beijing has now made it abundantly clear whom it favors – outgoing Chie...

HK’s Unpopular Chief Exec May Face Competition from Bureaucrats

Hong Kong’s top two bureaucrats are limbering up to present themselves as challengers to the deeply unpopular incumbent Chief Executive C.Y. Leung, 62, whose term ends next year. The two are Chief Secretary for Administration, Carrie Lam, 59, and long-serving ...