Hong Kong leader offers no new concessions after big election loss

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Foto: Bloomberg photo/Kyle Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam didn't make any new concessions to protesters in her first comments after pro-democracy forces won a landslide in local elections, but she acknowledged that the results reflected "unhappiness" with the government and called for peaceful dialogue.

"The priority for us now is to properly follow up on actions proposed, including community dialogue," Lam said at a weekly briefing before a meeting of the city's Executive Council. "After these five or six months, Hong Kong people have realized very clearly that Hong Kong can no longer tolerate this chaotic situation. Everybody wants to go back to their normal life and this requires the concerted efforts of everyone of us."..

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