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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.