Carrie Lam Quotes.
I want people to be happy and to enjoy Hong Kong.
Low rents mean families have more resources to improve their quality of life and invest in the next generation, facilitating upward mobility.
I am the first female chief executive of Hong Kong.
As a chief executive determined to lead Hong Kong to new heights, I am keenly aware of the immense responsibilities on my shoulders.
Any proposal that would usurp or water down the rights of the nominating committee would not be able to receive political support.
There is no point helping some people when, the next day or when the next family comes into your office, you are not able to help them.
There should be no doubt about my commitment to responding to questions from reporters in the same language that the question is asked.
I have talked to my husband and asked him to come back and be with me more. He likes to stay in Britain and do what he likes to do.
We should continue to grow our economy and create employment opportunities, particularly quality jobs to help the upward mobility of young people.
Good policies need to come with good visions.
It’s neither appropriate nor responsible if I drastically amend a policy after one, two, or three submissions of opinion.
Hong Kong is a wonderful city.
A well-educated, hard-working, flexible, and enterprising workforce has always been one of Hong Kong’s greatest strengths.
Every day, I tell myself, ‘It will be better if I spend more time on thinking about good ideas and working instead of watching TV or shopping.’
Now, walking in the streets, people seem to have become richer and more willing to consume. It seems like everybody is ushering in a better future. This has given me great satisfaction and driven me to do more.
We want Hong Kong to do well.
It’s impossible for the government to curb property prices.
I have a husband at home who doesn’t care about politics or global affairs.
Someone said I have had my popularity diminished by getting into the controversy of national education. Perhaps they are right.
Although universal suffrage may not be a panacea for all social problems, it does have a profound bearing on the democratic development and governance of a place.
You have to understand that under One Country, Two Systems, we are a separate customs authority in the same way we are a separate member of the World Trade Organization.
Hong Kong is not an independent entity… and cannot decide, on its own, its political development.
Governance under a chief executive elected by universal suffrage will give fresh impetus to economic and livelihood policies.
Most elderly are retirees with relatively low incomes. But some may possess assets, and they will be classified as poor. As such, the elderly poverty rate could be overstated.
I firmly believe that the wider community supports achieving the goal of universal suffrage for 2017 according to law. I also believe most political parties do not want to see a failure to attain the goal.
Implementing universal suffrage for the 2017 election is a big step forward along our road to democracy. This is not only a solemn commitment of the central authorities to Hong Kong but also the aspiration shared by seven million Hong Kong people.
With universal suffrage, every chief executive candidate must face the seven million people of Hong Kong, explain his or her political platform and mission, and win over the people by addressing their interests and concerns.
In the back of my mind, always, is the firmly held belief that public policies must serve the long-term interests and well-being of the community at large.
Those who care about constitutional development should look beyond universal suffrage for the chief executive election and turn their sights to universal suffrage for Legco as well.
When Hong Kong was under British administration, governors were dispatched from London to govern this city. We had no say in the matter.
The important thing for the government to do is to help people who cannot help themselves by providing a range of support.
A consensus on realising the goal of universal suffrage is not unattainable if we bear the common good in mind, move a step further, and try to resolve the differences or even stop insisting on some of one’s own views.
I believe the absolute majority of Hongkongers have never felt that Hong Kong independence is a viable option.
Our mission and task has always been to find a pragmatic balance among competing interests that will serve the greatest common good.
At the end of the day, we must respect the rule of law in respective jurisdictions.
Facebook is actually very easy to use. It’s not a difficult thing to me. I just write down a bit of my daily feelings.
Given the relativity concept, poverty cannot be eliminated. Indeed, an economic upturn with a broad improvement in household income does not guarantee a decrease in the size of the poor population, especially when the income growth of households below the poverty line is less promising than the overall.
I hope people from the social work profession do not encourage labelling.
Hong Kong needs population growth to cope with a rapidly ageing population.
Some people advocate public nomination and a three-track system – allowing voters and political parties to make nominations along with the committee. These people do not want any screening of candidates, but they have not clearly defined the concept of ‘screening.’
Fashion design is an important part of the creative industry that means the most to women.
I will comprehensively review the education system with my team to create a stable, caring, and inspiring environment for students, parents, teachers, and principals.
In my opinion, serving the common good is the true purpose of politics and is also the perspective through which our community should consider constitutional reform.
The SCMP, in short, reveals the renewed spirit of Hong Kong driven by my government – connect and excel – and in its passionate commitment to the community.
I am very careful about my health… For example, I have body check-ups regularly and take some medicines to control my blood pressure, because I have a little bit high blood pressure.
I do believe Hong Kong’s 5 million eligible voters want the chance to elect their chief executive.
I have hobbies.
Real politics should work for the long-term and overall interests of the community.
I have been a civil servant and a politician for over 30 years.
An affection for Hong Kong and a national identity are not mutually exclusive. We can let children learn more about Hong Kong’s history, culture, politics, and social development, and at the same time, we must make them have their national identity.
Sometimes, government officials and legislators disagree on policies or issues. Yet, we invariably want the best for Hong Kong people.
I am confident the SCMP and Hong Kong will continue to grow and prosper, hand in hand, in this 21st century of opportunity.
Relative poverty acknowledges that the definition of poverty should move with the times.
You cannot appreciate the sense of satisfaction that I get from my job.
I’m fine with criticism against me.