Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday highlighted the need for the next chief executive to be patriotic and have the ability to improve governance. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Mr Tang also cited honesty and accountability as requirements for the job. 'The best way to run in [an] election is to do what is right and be conscientious. Certainly, it would be necessary to be patriotic, love your country and Hong Kong,' he said. Mr Tang said candidates for the top job needed to have proven administrative abilities to improve governance. He had been tipped as a candidate for chief executive but announced on Monday that he would not run in July.