Former Hong Kong Chief secretary Chan on protests, Lam
01 September 2019 | 4:51 pm
Anson Chan, former chief secretary of Hong Kong, talks about the anti-government protests and the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Chan, who became a prominent democracy advocate after leaving office, speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Paul Allen on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
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