Hong Kong’s leader cannot be ‘overly limited’ by local laws and Beijing will punish corruption, Lam says in dismissing anti-bribery pledge

Beijing’s watchful eye is enough to guarantee that Hong Kong’s chief executive will be punished for any corrupt acts, the city’s leader has said, again underscoring her belief that extending anti-bribery laws to her own position would affect her constitutional function.Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday denied that she had reneged on her 2017 election manifesto promise to include her post under the law, saying a deeper understanding of China’s constitution – and the relationship between the…


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