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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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Leung's popularity at new low, polls show

At least he's still more popular than Tsang at the end, says supporter

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 12:07pm

Surveys conducted by two universities have seen Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's popularity fall to a record low.

A Chinese University poll last month shows Leung's rating dropped below the critical 50-point "pass mark" for the first time in this regular survey, falling 1.2 points from the previous month to 48.8.

Ratings for Leung's administration on the whole stood at 46.4 points, a 0.2 point drop from last month.

Chinese University researchers warned this diminishing popularity might harm the government's ability to implement its policies.

But a government source said Leung was still more popular than former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, whose rating towards the end of his term slumped to about 40 points in the same survey.

"It shows that the people still have hopes and expectations for CY Leung," the source said.

"C.Y. Leung responds to popularity poll results" video by Hedy Bok

But the poll's researchers did not agree.

"The result shows the degree to which citizens trust the government is still low," their report said.

"This reflects the fact that the government's policies over the past three months have not helped boost its popularity. The government should address the situation before this lack of public support hinders its effectiveness in ruling."

A poll released by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme yesterday recorded Leung's latest rating at 46 points - 0.5 points lower towards to end of September than earlier in the month.

Programme director Robert Ting-Yiu Chung said the result showed that Leung's popularity was "lingering at his record low".

The administration's relationship with Beijing registered a negative value for the first time, at negative 2 points.

This is the poorest figure recorded since the survey series began in July 1997.

But some people think Leung is doing something right.

Last month saw a significant rebound for the question relating to "improving people's livelihood", with a fall of 18 points in those expressing dissatisfaction with the government's performance.

The poll conducted by Chinese University interviewed about 700 people during September, while the poll by HKU, which was conducted from September 18 to 27, interviewed about 1,000 people.

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chungkent
Since CY took over his office, all his acts prove that he is not an trustworthy Chief. Besides it is apparent that his main goal is to merge Hong Kong into the mainland and working on to destroy one country two systems policy which he may thinks this policy is not correct. The development of Northern New Territory is to let more mainland Chinese to come to Hong Kong.Once it is done, there will be more influences from mainland and there is no return for Hong Kongers to run this city independently.
ed_kwok
Can CU please comment on CY's personal popularity versus the popularity of the government. I for one fully support CY but I am less than happy with many government departments.
 
 
 
 
 

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