Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team. Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit.

She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, local media have said. Hong Kong has been convulsed by daily and often violent protests for the last six months.

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