June 17, 2019 / 7:28 AM / a month ago

China says will continue to support Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it will continue to support Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, after two million protesters took to the streets with a demand for her to step down.

The Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Lu Kang made the comments at a regular press briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu

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