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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is facing the wrath of her people. Beijing may be even angrier.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam arrives to conduct a news conference to address recent protests against an extradition bill on June 18, 2019. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

June 21 -- The Washington Post

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has always known the importance of keeping Beijing happy.

Speaking last October, on the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Lam passionately called for “national unity” between the former British colony and the mainland.

She stressed that Hong Kong and China are “one country” — de-emphasizing the “two systems” framework that guarantees her territory significant autonomy. She went on to reference the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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