Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying completes his first 100 days in office with his popularity at its lowest level, putting pressure on him to return to campaign pledges to tackle Asia’s biggest wealth gap.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties failed to win a higher proportion of seats in the legislature, as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sought to quell discontent about China’s growing influence with last-minute policy changes.
Dissatisfaction with the way Hong Kong’s government deals with China rose to the highest level in eight years ahead of an election on Sept. 9 for the city’s legislature, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Transition Project.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties failed to turn discontent with China and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying into more seats in the city’s most widely contested election, indicating economic concerns weighed more on voters.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang offered to revise proposed changes to the electoral system in a bid to win over opposition lawmakers and ensure his second attempt to deliver constitutional reform succeeds.
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.
Protesters will march through Hong Kong on the 15th anniversary of the city’s return to China this July 1, as Chinese President Hu Jintao presides over the inauguration of the city’s new leader Leung Chun-ying.
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.