Carrie Lam denies Hong Kong government restructuring plans tied to possible re-election bid

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has defended her plans to restructure the government despite having less than a year left to her term, insisting it has nothing to do with her wanting to secure her political future.Speaking ahead of her weekly Executive Council meeting, Lam said the absence of opposition filibustering meant now was the time for the Legislative Council and executive branch to jointly look at a possible revamp of policy bureaus.“We want to pave the way [for the next…

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