Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is facing calls to step down over her handling of an unpopular extradition bill, huge protests against it, and its suspension last Saturday. (For a recap of these events, see CDT’s earlier posts or listen to a concise but thorough podcast account from The New York Times’ Austin Ramzy.) Even some local lawmakers who supported the initial legal amendments have become sharply critical of Lam. Beijing, however, is standing by her.
June 17, 2019