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Leung Chun-ying

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Putting Hong Kong’s Chief Executive above legislature makes Hong Kong ungovernable


In its report “Beijing says Hong Kong top leader is above legislature, judiciary” today, Reuters quotes Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing’s chief liaison officer in Hong Kong, as saying “The dual responsibility of chief executive to the central government and Hong Kong has given him a special legal position which is above the executive, legislative and judicial … Continue reading

Politics, cost of living push Hong Kong residents overseas


Prior to 1997, a flood of residents left Hong Kong’s shores, worried about what would happen when the former British colony returned to Chinese control. Now, more than 15 years after the handover, the number of people emigrating from the city has started to tick up again. In the first six months of this year, … Continue reading

China: Beijing puts new man in charge of Hong Kong


A new man has been appointed by Beijing to take charge of Hong Kong, a task that would require savvy in walking the tightrope between controlling what Beijing perceives as an increasingly wayward ward and yet not tipping it over into rebellion. Zhang Xiaoming has been given that role The fresh-faced 49-year-old, who worked for … Continue reading

Big protest against China as new Hong Kong leader sworn in


A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control. The outpouring of discontent underscored rising tensions between the Communist … Continue reading

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