LOS Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan yesterday abruptly scrapped his visit to Hong Kong scheduled for Sunday because he wanted to be in his city for the verdict and any after-effects. 'The eyes of the world are on Los Angeles. As the leader of the city, Mayor Riordan feels a responsibility to be in Los Angeles at the time of this announcement,' said the mayor's office. Mr Riordan and several colleagues were half-way through an Asian tour which was destined to take in the territory for two days, to boost links with Los Angeles port and airport as well as discussing other trade and tourism issues. Instead, the mayor left Tokyo yesterday afternoon on a flight back to Los Angeles and the rest of the delegation will follow him today. No date has yet been scheduled for a new trip. William Ng, the Hong Kong and China representative for the Port of Los Angeles, was 'very disappointed' by the postponement. 'He hasn't been to the Far East before,' he said. Among the events that will have to be scrapped is a lunch by the Asia Society and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt, a reception for 200 people, and visits to the container port and the new airport. Also postponed is a trip to Guangzhou and a visit to South Korea.