Neither of the top two candidates running for Hong Kong chief executive may garner enough support to win the March 25 election outright, necessitating a fresh ballot, honorary Liberal Party chairman James Tien said.
Pan Jingdan traveled more than 40 miles to shop in Hong Kong during China’s Golden Week holiday. Unlike the thousands of Chinese tourists who lined up outside luxury goods stores, she stuffed her bags with shampoo, cosmetics and Unilever’s Dove shower gel.
Leung Chun-ying, the property surveyor who was a surprise choice to be Hong Kong’s new leader, takes office July 1 facing immediate demands to narrow a record wealth gap and come up with plans for universal suffrage.
Stephen Chung gave up on buying an apartment in Hong Kong after realizing it would take him 10 years to save the $115,000 deposit for a two-bedroom box in the northern part of the former British colony. He isn’t expecting any help from the city’s next leader.
Henry Tang vowed to stay in the race to be Hong Kong’s next leader, as a scandal over a basement built illegally at his wife’s property drove down his popularity and prompted lawmaker Regina Ip to join the contest.
China is ignoring pledges made under a global-warming accord reached last year after a face-to-face meeting between President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao , the chief U.S. climate negotiator said.