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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam responds to audio recording where she discusses quitting

Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong's beleaguered leader Carrie Lam says she never contemplated discussing her resignation with China's central government, after a leaked audio recording revealed her saying she would like to quit.In the recording obtained by Reuters and published Monday night, Lam can be heard saying in a closed-door meeting that she would stand down if she could. She also blamed herself for causing "unforgivable havoc" that has led to months of anti-government protests in the city.In a press conference on Tuesday, the Hong Kong Chief Executive emphasized that she had not tendered a resignation to Beijing, nor even "contemplated to discuss a resignation" with her mainland superiors."The choice of not resigning is my own choice," she t ...