I’m not above all laws, says Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says even though she transcends the executive, legislature and judiciary she would still face legal consequences if she carried out criminal acts. Despite this, she says she has come to understand that it would be unconstitutional for her to be subject to local legislation applied to...

CE shouldn’t face excessive restrictions: Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam on Saturday said Hong Kong's Chief Executive shouldn't be subject to, what she called, excessive legal restrictions and public accountability, otherwise the special constitutional status of the post would be undermined. Lam was defending her decision to renege on her election promise to amend sections three and eight...

Future CEs should not amend bribery laws: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday that Hong Kong’s bribery laws should never cover the city’s leader, adding that her successors shouldn’t amend the laws either as this would undermine the chief executive’s constitutional responsibility. Lam had promised during her election campaign in 2017 that she would amend sections...

Shrinath Bolloju, Managing Director, CitiBank, India Joins KGiSL

India/Singapore, July 14, 2021: KG Information Systems Private Limited (KGiSL), a global IT Products, Solutions, and Services provider, today announced the appointment of three banking leaders with impeccable leadership and track record, to support its growth and strategic vision. These senior finance professionals, with considerable expertise and a wealth of...

I don’t expect John Lee to do much, says CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Sunday that she does not expect the new Chief Secretary, John Lee, to have to do much besides working on safeguarding national security. Lee, who formerly headed the Security Bureau, was promoted to the number two post last month – a little over a...

Pro-Beijing heavyweights appointed to vetting body

Three pro-Beijing heavyweights were on Tuesday appointed as non-official members of a powerful new panel that will decide who gets to sit on the Election Committee, or take part in Legco and chief executive races. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said former justice secretary Elsie Leung, former Legco president Rita Fan,...

Security chief slams ‘glorification’ of terrorism

Secretary for Security Chris Tang on Saturday condemned people whom he said were glorifying terrorism and encouraging violence. He made the comment following the death of a 50-year-old man who stabbed himself after allegedly knifing a police officer in the back in Causeway Bay on Thursday’s handover anniversary. Speaking to...

New chief secretary defends his suitability for role

Newly installed Chief Secretary John Lee on Saturday insisted he is well-suited to his new role, after concerns were raised about his experience following his promotion to the second highest position in the government. "There is no know-all, I think, in this world," Lee said, as he took questions from...

Matthew Cheung thanks all the CEs he worked under

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has thanked all the Hong Kong chief executives he has worked under, as he leaves the government after almost five decades. At a media briefing on Friday, Cheung didn't reveal whether it was his idea to stand down. He said he was grateful for the trust...

New top team fought beside me during the hardship: CE

Beijing on Friday confirmed a reshuffle of the SAR administration, with Secretary for Security John Lee replacing Matthew Cheung as chief secretary, and Police Commissioner Chris Tang replacing Lee. One of Tang's deputies, Raymond Siu, is becoming the territory's new police chief. At a press conference, Chief Executive Carrie Lam...

HKEX Names New Group Chief Compliance Officer

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Friday) pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Adam Singer as HKEX Group Chief Compliance Officer. Mr Singer will work across HKEX to lead, and oversee, the Group’s compliance function, further strengthening the Group’s compliance practice.    Mr Singer will join...

Government reshuffle in the works, say reports

Hong Kong’s number two official, Matthew Cheung, is being allowed to bow out of Carrie Lam’s administration by Beijing, local media reported on Friday. The 70-year-old Chief Secretary will be replaced by Secretary for Security John Lee in a reshuffle that is reportedly being considered by the State Council. Police...

Three Apple Daily executives released on bail

Three of the five Apple Daily executives, arrested by national security police on Thursday, were released on bail on Friday evening. Their release came hours after police charged the other two - editor-in-chief, Ryan Law, and chief executive, Cheung Kim-hung - with collusion with foreign or external forces. On leaving...

John Lee’s comments ‘ominous’: journalism lecturer

Comments by Hong Kong’s security chief about national security-related arrests at the Apple Daily are “ominous”, a University of Hong Kong journalism lecturer said on Thursday, warning they could pave the way for tighter government regulation of the media industry. Senior lecturer Sharron Fast was responding to comments by Security...

HKEX Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today (Wednesday) marked the 21st anniversary of its listing in Hong Kong with a celebration ceremony held at HKEX Connect Hall. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was guest of honour at the ceremony, alongside Hong Kong Financial Secretary, Paul Chan. They were...

HKEX Names New Group Head of Internal Audit

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Friday) that it has named Ms Winsome Ng as Managing Director and Group Head of Internal Audit. In her new role, Ms Ng will oversee HKEX Group’s Internal Audit function, as well as providing independent assurance to the...

Carrie Lam backs China’s ‘tit for tat’ on sanctions

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday welcomed Beijing's plan to introduce a law countering foreign sanctions, saying China is only engaging in "tit for tat". At her media briefing before this week's Executive Council meeting, Lam was asked about remarks on sanctions made by Sing Tao Daily boss Charles Ho....

People moving to the UK lack foresight: Tung Chee-hwa

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa on Monday urged people not to leave Hong Kong, accusing those who have chosen to migrate to places like the UK of "lacking foresight". Speaking at a press conference organised by the Hong Kong Coalition, of which Tung serves as a chief convenor, the former...