Carrie Lam says violent protests are destroying Hong Kong's economy

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Published on August 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

Carrie Lam says violent protests are destroying Hong Kong's economy

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.

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Carrie Lam says violent protests are destroying Hong Kong's economy

Lam was flanked by business leaders as she told the media that downward economic pressure had hit like a "tsunami." The city has been embroiled in a political crisis throughout the summer, with anti-government street protests turning increasingly violent.

Retail sales and tourism numbers took a knock in June.

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