Hong Kong leader to hold dialog aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong leader to hold dialog aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong leader to hold dialog aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has reiterated her support for local police in her latest public appearance, while adding that her dialogue sessions with the community begin next week.

She said the issues included housing and land shortages in one of the world's most densely populated cities of 7.4 million.

When meeting the press before presiding the Executive Council conference at the government headquarters, Lam said the dialogue session with the community will be carried out transparently, and the HKSAR government is open to different topics.

Hong Kong - Violence erupted between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protestors outside a main government building on Sunday, as protestors defied a police ban by marching through the central business district. Young people are particularly frustrated by the high cost of finding a place of their own to live.

"It will be hard to launch a brand campaign around them and attract their interest when their priority is clearly not having another bank account", said the executive, declining to be named as he was not authorised to talk to media.

More than 100 days of sometimes violent protests were sparked by a bill that would have drawn the semi- autonomous Chinese territory closer to the mainland Chinese legal system.

"But I have to stress here, dialogue platform doesn't mean we don't have to take resolute enforcement actions". Hong Kongers of all ages and walks of life have marched and are marching to protest at first against the Bill that would have allowed criminal suspects from the city to be sent to the mainland to be tried, but later also to demand greater democracy.

But the demonstrators' demands have broadened to include universal suffrage and an independent inquiry into their complaints of excessive force by the police.

China has denounced the protests and accused the United States and Britain of interfering in its affairs in Hong Kong.

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Lam, who has been a focus of protesters' anger, capitulated to one of their main demands on September 4, announcing the full withdrawal of the extradition bill.

But some said that was too little, too late, and the protests have continued.

But as protests continue into their fourth month, the new banks, which are expected to trigger the biggest shake-up to Hong Kong's lucrative retail banking sector in years, will now launch early in 2020, the people said.

Chan stressed the need to put an global spotlight on Hong Kong, especially in the run-up to the October 1 celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The Asian financial hub, known for its stability and economic growth during the past half-decade, has been in the throes of the worst chaos and violence it's seen in modern memory.

It said the stalemate between the authorities and protesters has increased downside risks to the city's economy and institutions and it would likely cut the credit rating in future if the protests, or measures taken by the government to resolve them, damage Hong Kong's medium-term economic prospects or signify an erosion in its institutions.

Lam said the decision by Moody's was disappointing.

"We do not concur, especially if the justification for that sort of change in outlook is premised on whether we're still upholding 'one country, two systems, '" she said.

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