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.
City Digest, October 30, 2012
C Y moves in after HK$4.9m renovation
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying and his family moved into Government House yesterday after an internal refit that cost HK$4.9 million, substantially less than the HK$14.5 million spent by predecessor, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The Chief Executive's Office said that the work had been done to meet the "modest and conservative" needs of the Leungs. A further HK$9.95 million had been spent on preservation work for the 157-year-old mansion.
Two new government appointments
Law Wing-chung, a journalist at Ming Pao Daily, will be appointed political assistant to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, possibly as early as tomorrow. Tse Shu-Chun, retired police regional commander of New Territories South, will become a political assistant with the Security Bureau.
Law don 'shoplifted after bad break-up'
An assistant law professor at Chinese University, Rita Cheung Siu-wa, 35, said she did not recall shoplifting because she was too emotional. She told Eastern Court of the strain of writing a book and breaking up with her fiancé hours after buying her engagement ring. Cheung has pleaded not guilty to stealing food from Apita supermarket, Taikoo Shing, and two T-shirts from Marks & Spencer.
URA offers HK$10,323 a sq ft in Kowloon City
The Urban Renewal Authority is offering up to a record HK$10,323 per square foot for a group of 1950s low-rise buildings on Kowloon City and Sheung Heung roads, Kowloon City. The site will yield about 180 flats.