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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she must hoard money at home because she hasn’t been able to open a bank account in the global financial center since Washington sanctioned her. shortly after Beijing introduced a national security law. In the city.
Beijing bypassed Hong Kong lawmakers and passed a national security law in the former British colony on June 30, which was condemned by some foreign governments, business groups and right-wing groups.
Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing have said the law is necessary to restore stability after more than a year of anti-government protests.
The consequence of sanctions on HK officials:
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says that no banks are willing to provide financial services to her. Not even Chinese state banks.
Her salary is paid in cash and she can only spend in cash.
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“Across from them is an executive director of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) who has no banking services available,” Lam told HKIBC, an English-language news channel in the city. in a clip. The preview is displayed. Friday night.
“I use cash for everything,” he says. “I have a lot of cash at home, the government pays me my salary in cash because I don’t have a bank account.”
In August, the United States imposed sanctions on Lam and other top officials for their role in restricting political freedoms in Washington.
“I don’t want … to prevent people from holding public office because under these circumstances it is very honorable to be so unfairly sanctioned by the United States government,” Lam said.
According to local media reports, Lam earns around HKD 5.21 million (US $ 672,232) a year, making her one of the highest paid public servants in the world.
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