Hong Kong announced on Sunday that Carrie Lam, the candidate viewed as most favored by Beijing, will be the special-status territory’s new chief executive, the first woman to fill that position. 615 more words
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In 2012, C. Y. Leung was sworn into office as chief executive of Hong Kong after a controversial campaign. Because of Hong Kong’s unique “one country, two systems” arrangement with mainland China, he was elected to the territory’s highest office not by the direct vote of the citizens of Hong Kong but by an election committee of 1,200 members, widely viewed as a political cabal with economic and political ties to Beijing. 389 more words
Hong Kong Leader Leung Chun-ying accused of breach of aviation safety rules by protesters -- "Privilege is not more important than aviation safety"
© AFP | Protesters hold pictures of the city’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a protest organised by the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation at the city’s airport on April 17, 2016… 834 more words