In Leaked Audio, Hong Kong Leader Discusses Protests

In an audio recording of a closed-door meeting (Reuters) with business leaders, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that Beijing is “willing to play long” in its efforts to quell pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and that it has no plans to send in the army or end the protests before National Day celebrations on October 1. Lam said she will quit her position if she has the choice.