It also stressed that Hong Kong police respected press freedom and was in contact with media organisations so that the sides could reach mutual understanding on the matter.
"Although I am now encountering a huge difficulty, I have publicly stressed many times that I will continue to still bear my responsibility and have the passion for continuing my job until the end of my term", Lam said on Monday.
The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong also said the Financial Times report was "completely unfounded".
"The furor over the extradition bill has since metamorphosed into a generalized movement uniting Hong Kong people of all ages and from all walks of life to express their frustrations and disappointments about an array of issues related to China", said Phil Chan, a senior fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm.
"Violent acts must not be rationalised or glamorised", he warned.
On July 11, Wang Zhimin, director of the Liaison Office of the People's Government in Hong Kong, said Beijing "firmly supports" Lam and her government at a pro-Beijing event in Hong Kong, according to Reuters. Of these, 11 were officers, including two who lost fingers.
Police appeared to arrest some people, but reporters couldn't see how many.
Speaking early yesterday morning, Mr Lo vowed to follow up investigations "to the very end" to bring those behind it to justice.
Mavis Lee, a 38-year-old protester and mother, said that to her, the bill's withdrawal is a must because calling it dead does not make its death official. "When we stand back, they say we are setting up a trap", he said. She also urged people to defend the rule of law.
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"The frustrations come from the past month of trying to keep society stable, to uphold the rule of law and protect Hong Kongers".
"A lot of people are talking about an independent public inquiry now, which wouldn't focus on the police, but on every aspect [of the crisis]".
Violence flared on Sunday night as officers moved to clear the streets and later, the shopping mall.
The protest that began at about 3 p.m.in the northern district of Sha Tin was peaceful throughout most of the day.
Some protesters and residents parked upstairs in Sha Tin Centre and Lucky Plaza threw rubbish at the officers on the ground floor.
Earlier yesterday, hundreds of journalists joined a silent march to demand better treatment from police at protests.
The crowd in the latest protest chanted slogans as they marched in sweltering heat.
Lam made the comments at a hospital where she visited three police officers injured in violent disturbances on Sunday between police and demonstrators angry about an extradition bill.
The government of Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended action last month on the extradition bill, which would have allowed Hong Kong crime suspects to be transferred to the mainland, where the ruling Communist Party controls the court system.