Beijing-backed Lam was speaking two weeks following the most significant anti-government rally at the Asian financial hub because local elections gave a resounding show of support to its pro-democracy movement.
With pressure mounting in the authorities, the Apple Daily on Tuesday reported that Beijing had been considering a Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle at the close of the year to attempt and cover the unrest.
Lam said she’d leave on Saturday to get a normal trip to Beijing, where she’d short mainland officials on Hong Kong’s largest political crisis in years.
“My priority today would be to reestablish law and order in Hong Kong and also to make sure that Hong Kong will continue to proceed, both socially and economically,” Lam said during her social networking speech.
A cabinet reshuffle wasn’t an”immediate action”, she added, coming the closest since the unrest broke out in June to nullify that modifications inside her direction group were on the cards.
The nearly daily protests have helped push Hong Kong’s economy into recession and also taken a significant toll on retailers, as numerous stores are forced to shut early amid safety concerns and vacationers stay away.
Lam said she took comfort from the comparatively peaceful demonstration on Sunday, even though she condemned an arson attack on the town’s courts.
Even though the rally — that organizers said brought 800,000 individuals, whilst authorities estimated 183,000 — was mostly calm, a few protesters lit a flame buildings and threw petrol bombs in government buildings.
Activists plan a second rally Tuesday evening close to the center of the financial center to mark International Human rights Day.
Authorities said late on Monday bomb disposal officers had defused two high-tech apparatus on the grounds of a college in the district of Wan Chai which were complete and ready to be utilized. It wasn’t immediately clear if the apparatus were connected to the protests.
Over 6,000 people have been detained since the demonstrations dropped in June — almost 40% pupils — while authorities have fired approximately 16,000 rounds of teargas and roughly 10,000 rubber bullets.