Lam was sworn in on Saturday morning, as the region marked the 20th anniversary of its return to China.
Consider, for example, the biggest news story out of Beijing on Monday, the same day Hong Kong's golden statue was disappearing: the partial reappearance of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Pro-independence banners, as well as the colonial flag, were carried by mostly youthful demonstrators who braved sweltering summer temperatures to join an annual protest march, timed to coincide with the anniversary of China's resumption of sovereignty over the politically divided former British colony.
Of the 1,995 companies listed on Hong Kong's main board and Growth Enterprise Market in 2016, 989 were mainland companies, according to data from the Hong Kong Exchange.
Xi conceded on Friday the "one country, two systems" formula faces "new challenges" but that it shouldn't be handled with an "emotional attitude".
"We are willing, together with different sectors of Hong Kong society, to look back on Hong Kong's unusual course in the past 20 years", he told the crowds.
Hong Kong has become restless in recent years, with frequent calls for the protection of democratic freedoms and, in some cases, independence, concepts to which Beijing is firmly opposed.
Lau said many have high hopes for Lam who has said "she wants to heal the wounds, work with the pro-democracy people, as well as the pro-Beijing camp. but the big question is whether Xi Jinping and the liaison office in Hong Kong will allow her to do it".
Among those said by the group to have been arrested was Joshua Wong, the leader of the so-called umbrella protest movement.
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He attended a dinner at the Kuwait Embassy and met al-Jubeir on Tuesday, before joining Tillerson on Wednesday. Asked by reporters on a visit to Washington if the demands were non-negotiable , Saudi´s Jubeir said: "Yes".
Yu also said the Hong Kong Chinese helped bolster the private school system in Vancouver because many had sent their children to similar schools in Hong Kong, and sought them out once they arrived in Vancouver.
"The people of Hong Kong, now masters of their own house, run their local affairs within the purview of autonomy of the HKSAR", he was quoted as saying by China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible", employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory.
One of the abducted booksellers, Lee Bo, drew global attention because he was a dual Hong Kong and British citizen, prompting London to rebuke China for a "breach" of Hong Kong's law.
In his address at an inaugural ceremony of the fifth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Xi said that Hong Kong can not afford to be torn apart by reckless moves or internal rift amid the intense global competition.
Lam said Hong Kong has more development opportunities by actively participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
In his speech, Xi took stern aim at growing calls in Hong Kong for greater political freedom and independence. The Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), Mr Jack So, briefed President Xi on the importance of the HKIA as an worldwide and regional aviation hub and described the progress of the 3RS Project.