"It seems to be a well-designed plan of C.Y.", referring to Hong Kong's current leader, Leung Chun-ying, who is highly unpopular because of his hard-line stance against the protesters. In her victory speech Sunday, Lam pledged to mend political rifts across the city's political spectrums.
Under Hong Kong law the victor of the chief executive election must "publicly make a statutory declaration" to declare they are not a member of a political party within seven days of the poll.
China's State Council, the country's Cabinet, on Friday (March 31) appointed Carrie Lam as the new chief executive of Hong Kong, reported China Global Television Network.
"The slow and gradual approach by the Fed in raising interest rates is good for Hong Kong markets", said Victor Au, chief operating officer at Delta Asia Securities. "This is how Hong Kong is unsafe in the Chinese authorities' eyes", said Chow Hang-tung, a barrister and vice chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance that champions democratic causes.
Polls before the election showed Lam trailing far behind her main rival, former Finance Secretary John Tsang.
"My priority will be to heal the divide and to ease the frustration, and to unite our society to move forward". While the 59-year-old veteran politician never gained the support of the Hong Kong people during her campaign, she was widely believed to have the backing of Beijing.
He warned: "If Hong Kong is to become just another mainland Chinese city under the new Chief Executive's leadership, we will have to reassess whether Hong Kong warrants special status under USA law".
Part of the public mistrust towards Lam stems from her close working relationship with the staunchly pro-Beijing Leung, who protesters say ordered the firing of tear gas at them in 2014.
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In their place, PwC partner Rick Rosas , who handled the ballots from 2002 to 2013, will return to the Dolby Theatre along with another accountant to be named at a later date.
"She doesn't have a strong foundation, nor will she have a honeymoon after she's elected", said political scientist Ivan Choy.
Hundreds of Lam's supporters waved Chinese flags and cheered inside and outside the venue after her win.
In 2014, parts of the city were paralyzed when tens of thousands of protesters blocked major roads for almost three months to demand Beijing allow full democracy; demands that were ignored amid some violent clashes.
The chief executive-elect's office had earlier informed several media outlets, including the Post, that Lam would be at TVB for the interview, but there was no mention of any signing ceremony.
It includes a variety of figures, including Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing, pro-Beijing politician Regina Ip, and veteran anti-establishment lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok Hung, as well as Hong Kong deputies to China's National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Currently, Hong Kong's property owners are charged 5% of the annual rental value of a property.
The arrests of the nine, who led months of protests in 2014, sent shock waves through the city, which has generally tolerated a level of dissent that would be unthinkable in mainland China.