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Putting the people first

In a long and varied career, public servant Carrie Lam has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for Hong Kong’s citizens.

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  • Writer: Nithi Kaveevivitchai
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With her versatility and no-nonsense approach to work, Carrie Lam has won approval on many fronts for helping to improve the well-being of people in Hong Kong. 

“Rather than just dishing out money, I tried to inject some entrepreneurship into the way in which we run social services in order to encourage and promote self-reliance among the Hong Kong people. I was very pleased with the result”

As chief secretary for administration, she is the second most powerful official in the territory next to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Her main goal these days is to meet the increasing demands and aspirations of people for more public services, without threatening the low-tax regime that has made Hong Kong one of the world’s top places for doing business.

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