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Leung Chun-ying

Leung Chun-ying, also known as CY Leung, is the chief executive of Hong Kong. He was born in 1954 and assumed office on July 1, 2012. During the controversial 2012 chief executive election, underdog Leung unexpectedly beat Henry Tang, the early favourite to win, after Tang was discredited in a scandal over an illegal structure at his home.

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 February, 2013, 1:37am

Chief executive makes Guangdong trip

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying crosses the border for a brief pre-holiday visit to provincial leaders in Guangdong. Leung will hold talks with members of the Guangdong provincial government and the municipal government in Shenzhen. Issues expected to arise include the problem of parallel traders and the new rules to control the export of baby formula from Hong Kong.

 

Businesses flock to Indian airshow

International defence manufacturers beat a path to India's biggest airshow, Aero India 2013. With western nations reining in military spending amid economic uncertainty, New Delhi's expanding defence spending makes the show an attractive option for aircraft makers. More than 600 businesses are taking part in the four-day event, with the US, Russia and Israel having the biggest presence.

 

Scramble to see Faberge egg collection

Easter may still be a little while off, but visitors to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin will get to see some eggs with a real difference when a new exhibition opens. The "Faberge: Legacy of Imperial Russia" show features more than 200 items created for the imperial court by jewellers the House of Faberge, including some of the company's famously elaborate Easter eggs.

 

Man accused of scamming slain family

A Nigerian man appears in a London court on charges of defrauding a British-Iraqi family shot dead in the French Alps. Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old Briton born in Iraq, was shot dead along with his wife, Iqbal, and her mother in September. A French cyclist was also killed. Abiodun David John is accused of trying to hack into bank accounts owned by Saad in November.

 

Road to the Asian Cup kicks off

National teams from across Asia set out on the road to Sydney as the first round of qualifying matches for the 2015 Asian Cup get under way across the continent. Outsiders Hong Kong face a tough task in Uzbekistan as they look to fight their way out of a group that also includes the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, while China start in Saudi Arabia. They hope to join hosts Australia and automatic qualifiers Japan and North and South Korea in the 16-team tournament.

 

New hearing in 'tai tai' case

A new hearing takes place in the court battle over the video The Life of a Hong Kong Tai Tai, which became a YouTube hit. Filmmaker Lorea Solabarrieta is fighting an injunction sought by businessman David Chor Ki-kwong to take the film off the popular video-sharing website. Chor's wife Gloria features in the film, which has been viewed more than 85,000 times on YouTube.

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