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The Legislative Council of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Thursday rejected the motion proposed by pan-democratic lawmakers to impeach Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
A statement released by the Legislative Council said the motion failed to garner a majority of votes from functional constituencies.
HKSAR Chief Secretary for Administration Cheung Kin-chung said that "the chief executive has done nothing illegal or [committed] dereliction of duty."
"The impeachment motion is very serious and not a random political tool. Substantial evidence must be provided to prove that the chief executive has committed illegal acts," said Cheung.
Cheung also urged the pan-democratic lawmakers to ensure the ceasing of all violent acts and let the city recover as soon as possible.