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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Lam offers protesters no concessions after elections

Chief executive says Beijing does not hold her responsible for results

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam holds her weekly news briefing on Nov. 26, in the wake of the historic local elections.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday admitted that her administration's handling of anti-government demonstrations contributed to the pro-democracy camp's landslide victory in local elections over the weekend, but showed no intention of bowing to the protesters' major demands.

Lam said Beijing has not asked her to take responsibility for the District Council election results. She said she was relieved to see the city return to relative quiet over the past week, after a spate of serious violence, and urged people on all sides to maintain calm.

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