|So what's the deal? Will she or won't she run for Chief Executive in 2017?|
"Some people have thought I am very ambitious to run for the post of chief executive... since I made a duty visit to Sichuan in May," she said. "But I want to tell these people that they are wasting their efforts as my stance over this issue has been crystal clear."
Those who intended to sow discord between senior government officials and civil servants would only bring more conflict to society," Lam said.
During that Sichuan trip, Lam did not reply to questions if she would run for CE, saying she would answer the question 12 or 13 months later. This compares to her statement in January when she said she would not stay in the administration, would not run for the top job, nor participate in politics after the end of her term next June.