Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses conflict of interest concerns after being given power to help decide who can run for elections in city

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has dismissed suggestions there is a conflict of interest in her chairing the city’s committee for safeguarding national security, now tasked with helping vet aspiring election candidates.And Lam moved to assuage concerns it would allow the chief executive to single-handedly disqualify political hopefuls or give themselves a head start in future races for the top job.Questions surfaced on Tuesday when it was revealed the Lam-chaired security body…

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