HK leader vows to restore political order

26 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader vowed on Wednesday to restore order to the city’s legislature and save its political system from “chaos”, in a key policy speech at a muted gathering of almost exclusively pro-Beijing lawmakers, reports AFP.

Chief executive Carrie Lam’s annual policy address to the Legislative Council—postponed for more than a month after she was ordered to travel to mainland China for meetings with central government officials—outlines the administration’s plans for the city.

Hong Kong is ruled under a “One Country, Two Systems” model that allows it to retain a degree of autonomy and some freedoms that are denied to citizens on the authoritarian mainland.