LONDON/HONG KONG, Aug 16
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has resigned from an honorary fellowship at a university at Britain’s Cambridge University after it questioned her dedication to the safety of human rights and freedom of expression.
Lam mentioned the accusations made by Wolfson College had been “groundless” and mentioned she was “deeply disappointed by the college smearing a person on the basis of hearsay instead of facts”.
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam took the step after a university at Britain’s Cambridge University questioned her dedication to the safety of human rights and freedom of expression.
“I cannot persuade myself to continue having any connection with Wolfson College and therefore decided to give back the honorary fellowship,” Lam mentioned in a press release on Facebook on Saturday. She accused British politicians, whom she didn’t identify, of being behind the transfer.
Relations have deteriorated quickly between Britain and China after London accused Beijing and its new safety regulation of violating the 1984 Joint Declaration. — Reuters