Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may know how the Hong Kong government works but he lacks political vision, according to a leading industrialist. Chiang Chen, chairman of Chen Hsong Holdings, also said he did not want Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen to become the next chief executive because he did not favour 'Shanghainese ruling Hong Kong'. Both Mr Tang and outgoing chief executive Tung Chee-hwa come from families whose origins are in Shanghai. 'I think now it's better to select a chief executive who is a native of Guangdong,' Dr Chiang said. He praised Mr Tsang as a technocrat familiar with the operation of the Hong Kong government. 'However, a chief executive should have political vision. Mr Tsang is not a man with vision,' Dr Chiang said. 'Mr Tsang has been working within the framework of the bureaucracy and is not used to looking at matters outside the framework.' Chen Hsong Holdings, based in Hong Kong, is one of the world's largest producers of plastic-injection moulding machines. Dr Chiang also called for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2012, saying Hong Kong people would be mature enough by that time for full democracy. 'We respect the central government's decision to rule out universal suffrage in 2007,' he said. 'But the central government should give Hong Kong people a timetable for universal suffrage.' Dr Chiang said Beijing should make it clear that universal suffrage would be introduced by 2012, or not later than 2017. 'Universal suffrage [has been] adopted in Taiwan and I am confident that Hong Kong people, who are more mature than Taiwanese people, are also ready for full democracy.' Dr Chiang has set aside much of his wealth for the Chiangs' Industrial Foundation, which he set up to promote the development of industry in China. The change in leadership will not ring in significant changes for the city, according to outgoing Hong Kong Bank chairman David Eldon. 'Whoever is running Hong Kong has never really had a huge impact on the economy of the place. ... The business community is the one that has continued to drive Hong Kong's future,' he told CNN's TalkAsia.