Tough balancing act in politics, unyielding streak mark Carrie Lam's term as Hong Kong leader

Chief Executive Carrie Lam's approval ratings are at the bottom of the barrel, especially with her handling of the pandemic. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Three minutes after Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday that she will make way for a new Hong Kong leader, finance executive Kelly Chan squealed in delight, telling her friends on WhatsApp about the "great news".

"Let's celebrate!" said Ms Chan, who is in her 30s, while her colleague replied: "Anyone is better than Carrie Lam because she brings bad luck."

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