Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she will not rule out asking the Chinese government for help if “limitless and lawless” violence continues in her semi-autonomous city.
“At this point in time, I still strongly feel that we should find the solutions ourselves. It is also the position of the central government that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on her own,” Lam said at a press conference.
“But if the situation becomes so bad, then no options can be ruled out if we want Hong Kong to at least have another chance,” she added ominously.
Lam responded to a question about widespread defiance of her ban on masks by saying that, like “any new policy or new legislation,” the ban “will take time to be effectively implemented.”
“If a piece of legislation has been enacted but the people refuse to abide by the law, then