Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan has become a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Phoenix New Media said on its website yesterday, citing an unidentified person.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying vowed to boost housing supply, tackle pollution and provide more elderly care, as quality-of-life issues dominated his first policy address as the city’s leader.
Fifteen years ago, China was ecstatic to regain control of Hong Kong and all it represented: freshly minted billionaires, a culture in which corporate chieftains outshine movie stars, and splashy initial public offerings that rival New York and London.
Thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets yesterday to demand the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who they say lost credibility by misleading the public about illegal renovations at his home.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang sought to restore trust in his leadership and stem a growing outcry over collusion between politics and business, as he pledged to cooperate with a probe into his ties with tycoons.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang said he told China the death of dissident Li Wangyang was “suspicious,” using his final address to legislators to make his strongest criticism of the mainland’s human rights record.
Hong Kong’s new leader is taking up the battle his predecessor failed to win, seeking to overcome record low mortgage rates and an influx of Chinese buyers to make housing in the world’s most expensive city more affordable.