Taipei--The Taiwan government congratulated Carrie Lam (????) on Sunday on being chosen as the chief executive of Hong Kong and said it hoped for continued close cooperation with the Special Administrative Region of China.
"It is hoped that Taiwan and Hong Kong will maintain an outlook based on mutual benefits and improve their bilateral ties in a pragmatic way," according to a statement issued by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top China policymaking body.
Lam, currently the chief secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, is the first female to be selected as Hong Kong's leader by its 1,194-member Election Committee.
She obtained 777 of the 1,163 valid votes cast by the committee to pick Hong Kong's Chief Executive.
Lam will take office on July 1, succeeding Leung Chun-ying.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel