Statement by U.S. Consul General Kurt Tong – Hong Kong’s Next Chief Executive

The United States congratulates Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on her victory in Sunday’s balloting for Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive. We look forward to working with Carrie Lam and her team in practical ways to further expand our already close economic and cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges, which have long been a hallmark of U.S.-Hong Kong relations. The United States continues to strongly support the principle of “one country, two systems” and the maintaining of Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, which together comprise the foundation of Hong Kong’s continued success as a Special Administrative Region.