Carrie Lam thanks police, vows to improve HK residents' livelihoods

Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), expressed on Wednesday appreciation to Hong Kong police for their great efforts in defending the rule of law, vowing to improve the livelihoods of residents amid weeks of violent protests that have severely disrupted the city's prosperity and stability. 

Lam made the remarks during a visit to public facilities in Tin Shui Wai in the city's northwest. She visited the Tin Shui Wai Police Station, which was attacked by radical protests recently and thanked the police for safeguarding Hong Kong's stability and the rule of law under the extremely difficult circumstances.

She also visited the site of the new Tin Shui Wai Market, which will be able to host at least 120 stalls when completed, and inspected the new air-conditioning system there. 

During the visit, Lam vowed to lay out ways to improve the livelihoods of Hong Kong residents in her upcoming 2019 policy address.