Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says reshuffle aimed at economic recovery after COVID-19

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday (Apr 22) the replacement of several ministers was aimed at reviving the coronavirus-hit economy and was unrelated to recent remarks by institutions in mainland China reaffirming Beijing’s authority over the city.

China’s state council approved a Hong Kong government shake-up earlier on Wednesday.

Ratcheting up tensions in the past week, Beijing’s top representative office in the city enraged democrats when it said it was not bound by a law that restricts interference by other mainland Chinese agencies in the former British colony. 

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