Hong Kong’s Lam Dismisses ‘Malicious’ Report She’ll Be Replaced
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismissed reports of her looming replacement as “very malicious,” reiterating that she had Beijing’s support despite more than four months of unrest. © Bloomberg Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lam’s comments before a meeting of the city’s Executive Council Tuesday came after a Financial Times report said Beijing was mulling a plan to remove Lam after her administration failed to quell months of increasingly violent unrest.
Junius Ho hospitalised after attack that comes amid protests. The pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho has been attacked in an apparent stabbing in Hong Kong . Ho , who is running in the upcoming district council election, was out campaigning in his constituency on Wednesday when he was attacked .
JUST IN: Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho attacked in Tuen Mun https Controversial figure. Alongside Hong Kong 's leader Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo, Ho has become With no political solution in sight, street fights have broken out on both sides of the ideological divide with
A Hong Kong lawmaker known for his fierce criticism of ongoing anti-government protests in the city has been attacked in an apparent stabbing.
Videoby the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times showed Junius Ho being attacked by a man while talking to members of the public in the Hong Kong district of Tuen Mun. The man, dressed in blue, a color associated with supporting the Hong Kong police, hands Ho a bouquet of flowers before reaching into a bag for what appears to be a knife, which he then thrusts towards the lawmaker.
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China has strongly backed Hong Kong's move to exclude pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from elections for local councilors, a decision seen as likely to fuel further public anger in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The statement from the Cabinet's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Wednesday came as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of the economic damage caused by months of anti-government protests, but said the government would not address underlying social and economic concerns until violence stopped.
Attack by white-clad men in Yuen Long is a normal reaction to protesters who brought violence to peaceful community: rural leader and lawmaker Junius Ho . She says stripping Hong Kong of its special status will hurt Hongkongers and have ‘Beijingers dancing in the streets ’.
The rural leader has come in for criticism over alleged links with masked men who attacked subway passengers on Sunday. Earlier in the day Ho stormed A fiery pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a hate figure for Hong Kong ’s anti-government protest movement suffered a deeply personal attack
Ho did not appear to be severely hurt and assisted in subduing the man. A subsequent video showed Hofor an injury to his chest. His office did not immediately respond for a request for comment about the incident.
Police confirmed that the lawmaker had received an injury to his chest. Ho's assistant was also injured in the attack, sustaining injuries to his hand. The alleged attacker has been arrested for assault and personal injury.
, the alleged attacker shouted abuse at Ho, accusing him of being involved in an attack against protesters in Yuen Long on July 21, when .
Following that incident, video emerged of Ho shaking hands with men dressed like the alleged attackers.that he met the men before any violence occurred and said he condemned any violence or lawbreaking.
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Blizzard’s president apologized directly to fans“Blizzard had the opportunity yo bring the world together in a tough Hearthstone e-sports moment about a month ago. We did not. We moved too quickly in our decision-making and then to make matters worse, we were too low to talk to all of you,” Brack said onstage during the beginning of the BlizzCon opening ceremony. “When I think about how most unhappy I am I think about two things. We didn’t live up to the higher standards we set for ourselves. Second, we failed in our purpose. For that I am sorry and I accept accountability.
Junius Kwan-yiu Ho (Chinese: 何君堯; born 4 June 1962) is a Hong Kong lawyer and politician. He is a former president of the Law Society of Hong Kong and chairman of the Tuen Mun Rural Committee
HONG KONG — A pro-Beijing lawmaker was stabbed in Hong Kong while canvassing for votes on Wednesday, the latest incident of political violence in a city convulsed by months of antigovernment protests. A police spokesman said three men including Mr. Ho were injured in the attack .
His alleged link to the Yuen Long attack, as well as his stridently anti-protest pronouncements on Facebook and in Hong Kong media, has made Ho a figure of hate for many in the months long protest movement.
In late July, the graves of Ho's parents were vandalized and his district office ransacked. In a video he uploaded to social media after the event, he, saying they risked walking the "path of not being alive." Ho said that his words were "taken out of context" and not meant literally, nor was it his intention "to encourage any crime."
Since then, Ho has continued to clash with pro-democracy lawmakers, including an incident in which hea sexist and racially charged insult against Claudia Mo, a prominent opposition legislator.
The alleged knife attack against Ho comes after another Hong Kong lawmaker, Andrew Chiu, had part of his ear bitten off after a, following protests there. Chiu is one of several pro-democracy figures who have been assaulted or attacked recently, including Jimmy Sham, former convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, which helped organize large marches in early June.
Sham was attacked by a group of masked men carrying baseball bats and knives in August. In October he suffered head injuries in a second attack by another group of masked men armed with knives and hammers.
Hong Kong condemns London 'attack' on justice secretary as protests rumble on .
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