More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his election campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to one of his homes, according to a poll.
Hong Kong chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying maintained his lead in polls after pledging to narrow a wealth gap, as rival Henry Tang accused him of a lack of experience in public finances in a debate.
Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, said he will “definitely” vote for Henry Tang in the city’s March 25 leadership election, even as the candidate’s popularity plummeted after a series of personal scandals.
Hong Kong, with Asia’s widest rich- poor gap, kicked off campaigning for the city’s top job today as former Chief Secretary Henry Tang announced his candidacy and government adviser Leung Chun-ying prepared to enter the race.
Lisa Kuo, the wife of former Hong Kong chief executive candidate Henry Tang, pleaded guilty to one charge of building an illegal basement that contributed to his losing in the city’s leadership race last year.
Hong Kong, with Asia’s widest rich- poor gap, will kick off the election for the city’s top job as former Chief Secretary Henry Tang and government adviser Leung Chun-ying are set to announce their candidacies.