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China backs Hong Kong leader after recording of her wanting to quit emerges

An audio recording recently emerged of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam saying she wanted to quit over three months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city

AFP | PTI  |  Beijing 

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (Photo: Reuters)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Photo: Reuters

Beijing on Tuesday threw its backing behind leader Carrie Lam after an audio recording emerged of her saying she wanted to quit over three months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city.
 

"We firmly support chief executive Carrie Lam in leading the SAR (special administrative region) government," Yang Guang, spokesman for the and Macao Affairs Office of China's central government, said at a press conference.  

First Published: Tue, September 03 2019. 13:30 IST
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