Beijing reiterates support for Carrie LamLocal | 25 Nov 2019 5:47 pm
China said it supports embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yeut-ngor, after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in local elections.
The result was a humiliating rebuke to Beijing and Lam, who has dismissed calls for political reform and had repeatedly suggested that a silent majority
supported her administration and opposed the protest movement, AFP reports.
"China's central government resolutely supports chief executive Carrie Lam's leadership of the Special Administrative Region government," said foreign
ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a regular press briefing.