Carrie Lam

Pompeo Expresses Concerns Over Hong Kong Government’s Draconian Measures

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out the Hong Kong government on Sept. 8 for its recent actions that curtailed the city’s basic freedoms. “Democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms, and government accountability to the people are the best paths to stability in Hong Kong—not draconian…

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

This month, two young men stood outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, clutching bouquets of white flowers as they held a memorial for a protester who had died nearby last year. The event, like any marking the milestones or memories of the prodemocracy movement,…

Credit card problems for Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s leader says using her credit cards had been “hampered” by the United States slapping sanctions on her in response to a sweeping new security law in the financial hub. Chief Executive Carrie Lam was personally targeted, along with 10 other senior city officials,…

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