Earlier in the day, pro-democracy lawmakers yelling that she is "the mother of the mafia police" forced Lam to stop delivering her annual policy address, causing her to walk out of the Legislative Council.
Lam is expected to announce a raft of property initiatives in a bid to restore confidence in her administration after more than four months of anti-government protests. If enacted, the propose would require an annual review by the US on whether the city is sufficiently autonomous from Beijing to justify its special trading status.
Experts say the address will do nothing to quell escalating violence, which police now say is "life-threatening". The third would ensure USA weapons aren't used against protesters. Demands have widened to include genuine universal suffrage and an inquiry into police behaviour. A poll released Wednesday by Hong Kong outlet Ming Pao before Lam's policy address shows 53 percent of residents blame her government for increasingly violent protests.
The House also passed the PROTECT Hong Kong Act, which would halt US exports of non-lethal crowd control weapons including tear gas and rubber bullets.
About 20 minutes later, she returned and resumed her speech, only to be shouted down a second time.
The bill was supported by Republicans and Democrats and was passed by a "voice vote" in the House of Representatives, meaning a recorded vote was not needed. More than 2,500 people have been arrested, and hundreds injured, since protests erupted over a controversial, but now withdrawn, extradition bill in June.
Donny Chan reads in his apartment, one of a growing number of tiny, upscale units known as "microflats" in Hong Kong.
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Echoing Beijing's tone, the Hong Kong government expressed its disapproval of the recent passage of the bill and claimed, "since the return to the Motherland, the HKSAR has been exercising. a high degree of autonomy" that has ensured rights and freedoms otherwise unthinkable in mainland China.
"Both her hands are soaked with blood", an emotional Chan told a news conference after the policy session.
Under U.S. law, Hong Kong receives special treatment in matters of trade, customs, sanctions enforcement, law enforcement cooperation and more.
The US House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, which has seen China respond by telling the House to stop "meddling" in its affairs.
Lam, who has rejected calls to step down, said about 700 hectares of private land in the city's New Territories would be brought back into public use under what is known as a land resumption ordinance.
'I hereby set a clear objective that every Hong Kong citizen and his family will no longer have to be troubled by or pre-occupied with the housing problem, and that they will be able to have their own home in Hong Kong'.
Yang Guang, the spokesperson, said the move was a gross intervention in China's internal affairs, a blatant backing for the Hong Kong opposition and violent radicals, and a full revelation of the U.S. House of Representatives' and some politicians' political calculations, who attempt to contain the development of China through playing "Hong Kong card".
Lam noted that in the first half of 2019, Hong Kong saw its worst economic performance since the 2009 recession.