Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam has introduced that she is stepping down in June after 42 years in authorities service, ending with a tumultuous 5-year time period as town’s chief govt
HONG KONG — Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam introduced Monday that she is going to step down in June after 42 years in authorities service, ending with a tumultuous 5-year time period as town’s chief govt. Some highlights of Lam’s life and profession:
Might 13, 1957: Born Cheng Yuet-ngor in Hong Kong. She attends St. Francis’ Canossian College, a Catholic women’ faculty, the place she failed solely as soon as to complete on the prime of her class, and later mentioned she cried due to it.
1980: Graduates from the College of Hong Kong and joins the Hong Kong authorities as a civil servant. Throughout her profession, she is thought for having a powerful work ethic.
1982: Research on the College of Cambridge, the place she meets her future husband, mathematician Lam Siu-por.
1984: Marries Lam Siu-por.
July 1, 1997: Britain returns Hong Kong to China. Below the one-China, two-systems framework, Hong Kong turns into a particular administrative area with its personal legal guidelines and system of presidency.
July 1, 2007: Appointed secretary for improvement. Renounces her British nationality as required below Chinese language rule for senior officers of the Hong Kong authorities.
July 1, 2012: Appointed to town’s No 2 place, chief secretary for administration.
Feb. 2019: The Hong Kong authorities proposes amendments to town’s legal guidelines that will permit extraditions on a case-by-case foundation to mainland China.
March 2019: 1000’s take to the streets of Hong Kong to protest the extradition invoice.
June 9, 2019: A large protest towards the invoice attracts greater than 1 million folks by organizers’ estimates. Protests and political strife shake town for greater than six months.
Sept. 2019: Lam pronounces her authorities will withdraw the extradition invoice. The protests proceed over different points, turning more and more violent at occasions as demonstrators battle police within the streets.
June 2020: Beijing imposes a nationwide safety legislation on Hong Kong, outlawing secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with overseas powers to intervene within the metropolis’s affairs.
Aug. 2020: The U.S. imposes sanctions on Lam and different Chinese language and Hong Kong officers “for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and limiting the liberty of expression or meeting of the residents of Hong Kong.” Lam later says she needed to retailer “piles of money” at house as she had no entry to banking providers.
Might 2021: China revises Hong Kong’s election legal guidelines, decreasing the proportion of these immediately elected by voters to the legislature and guaranteeing that solely these loyal to Beijing are allowed to run for workplace.
Dec. 2021: Voter turnout sinks to 30% within the delayed Legislative Council election, which returns a closely pro-Beijing majority after the pro-democracy camp would not area any candidates.
April 4, 2022: Lam pronounces she is going to retire after her five-year time period expires on June 30.