MR Leung Chun-ying's opening reception for his surveying company was something out of the ordinary. Contrary to usual practice, the reception to mark the opening of C.Y. Leung & Co proceeded without a speech from the host. What's more, in a two-hour cocktail function attended by about 200 guests, the founder and managing director would not say a single word about his newly set up surveying firm. However, in his capacity as an adviser to China on Hongkong affairs, he was quite vocal on a number of political issues. The attendance of political officials, from vice-directors of the New China News Agency to the Chinese representative on the Sino-British Land Commission, turned out to be highlight of the function. Others present included political figures widely considered pro-Chinese, such as Mr Tsui Tsin-tong, Mr Philip Wong Yu-hong and Mr Ann Tse-kai. They greeted Mr Leung with congratulations and all the best wishes that could be tendered to a 38-year-old entrepreneur. They then resumed more familiar political themes, sending reporters scurrying from one side of the function room to the other in search of the latest gossip. Mr Leung, famous for his broad and good connections in the business community, was recently appointed a mainland adviser. Among the guests from the business side were Sir Quo-wei Lee, chairman of Hang Seng Bank, and the Li brothers, Victor and Richard. Flower stands came from all walks of life: business, political and the surveying sector. There was a big stand - from the head of local branch of the New China News Agency, Mr Zhou Nan - which took pride of place in the centre of the ballroom and attracted most attention.