Leung Chun-ying

'Henry' nearly nobbles Leung aide's noodles

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 3:41am

When a boss is under attack, it's hard for his aides to escape blame. After accompanying Leung Chun-ying to face rounds of criticism in Tuesday's consultation forum on the policy address and budget, Edward Yau Tang-wah, director of the Chief Executive's Office, sneaked into a noodle house for a snack. But he grabbed the attention of "Henry Tang Ying-yen" - mask-wearing protester Raphael Wong Ho-ming. Wong, with a placard bearing a photo of Leung, stormed in to air his grievances. Yau kept his demeanour, and even smiled to cameras after "Tang" left. Colleen Lee


C.Y. told to go 'Gangnam Style'

Democratic Party members from the post-1980s generation, enthralled by a South Korean Gangnam Style pop video, have come up with a way of getting the party's message across to young people. Southern district councillors made a video calling for the chief executive to step down. Animated characters in the video include lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throwing bananas in Legco, followed by Leung Chun-ying spouting his catchphrase, "I did not say I had no illegal structure." Lauren Ho


Chief executive enters 'enemy' territory

After his victory in the chief executive election in March, Leung Chun-ying pledged to end the feud with rival Henry Tang's camp. In one respect he has kept his word. On Tuesday he will attend the opening ceremony of the Business and Professionals Alliance, the second biggest party in Legco with seven votes.

The alliance is a coalition of business elites who supported Tang. Tang is unlikely to attend, but many other political animals will be eager for a last chance to canvass votes ahead of the election of Hong Kong deputies to the National People Congress. Joshua But


Freewheeling Stephen Lam lightens his load

While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has visibly lost weight just months into her job, her predecessor, Stephen Lam Sui-lung, is trying to do the same by cycling daily.

Stephen Lam, who went to Oxford to study theology after stepping down in June, returned to Hong Kong to receive his Grand Bauhinia Medal on Saturday. He said he had cycled four times a day in Oxford. "This exercise has resulted in positive effects on my weight."

He also said he had been busy with his studies, attending more than 20 hours of classes a week and handing in essays every week or two. "So it is good to be back for a few weeks to meet friends and relatives." Compared to his workload as chief secretary, perhaps Lam would agree that college is a piece of cake. Tony Cheung