Exclusive: Hong Kong leader offers condolences to wife of Chinese dissident Liu

Exclusive: Hong Kong leader offers condolences to wife of Chinese dissident LiuBy Martin Howell and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday she shares the compassion of people over the death of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and acknowledged “anxieties” about “incidents” in the former British colony that can potentially erode its autonomy. Lam was speaking in her first interview with the international media since she was sworn in as the city’s new leader by Chinese President Xi Jinping on July 1. “Hong Kong people are always very compassionate and so I share that compassion of many Hong Kong people by sending my condolences to the wife and the family of Mr Liu,” Lam, a devout Catholic, told a Reuters Newsmaker event in Hong Kong.



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