Watch this: Carrie Lam responds to US possible sanctions on HK officials
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Friday (July 31) announced the postponement of the 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) General Election of the HKSAR due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Lam spoke in a press conference this afternoon, saying the decision was difficult but necessary to ensure a fair and open election of the city's legislature.
The election was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, 2020.
Lam took questions from the press. She was asked why the government decides to postpone the election for one year. She also spoke about the US suggesting sanctions on Hong Kong officials. Watch the video to find out more details.