Chu Chun-leung, 44, finds it hard to get excited about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's chief executive campaign I do not find reports about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen interesting. They all discuss his daily life, but I guess there is nothing new reporters can write about him. Everybody knows he is the next chief executive. I think the success of Hong Kong has always been down to our hard work, but not the quality of our government. I hope Mr Tsang will replace those government officials who are incapable and have made mistakes. Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was too lenient when dealing with his top officials. He always seemed to let those who made mistakes resign instead of firing them. They were able to leave their jobs with dignity, and their pension safe in their pockets. I'm sure Mr Tung does not run his family business well, because he is too protective of the elderly workers in his father's company. He won't sack senior staff even though they have made mistakes. Applying the same kind of management in the government was never going to work. He was doomed to fail. It is a miracle that Hong Kong developed as well as it did under British rule and it is ironic that conditions in Hong Kong have worsened since the handover in 1997. It is sad that Hong Kong people are not able to live well under Chinese rule. The British government developed strategies based on careful consideration, unlike Mr Tung, whose government implemented policies without thinking about the consequences. Mr Tung's idea was to just change policies when he realised his existing policies were not working. I don't think the Hong Kong government can do anything to help Ching Cheong, the journalist who is locked up on the mainland. Hong Kong is only a special administrative region and dare not interfere. I think the only hope for the reporter is if the US intervenes. Only the US can bargain with the mainland government. Beijing has always been a dictator, and there is no justice on the mainland. Once the communists label a person a spy, he is a spy. It is hard to prove who is right and wrong. The central government says it has concrete evidence but the journalist's wife says her husband is innocent. And neither side can provide any proof to back up their case. I believe The Straits Times correspondent was only doing his job and had no intention of spying. The case reminds me of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. Mr Ho claimed he was framed, but the mainland authorities claimed they had evidence, which Mr Ho said had been planted. I think our passion for trying to persuade the mainland to admit their part in the Tiananmen Square crackdown has died down. I don't think many will take part in tomorrow's candle-light vigil. I used to think the central government had made a big mistake and that a government should not treat its people like that. But my opinion has changed after all these years. Running a country is like doing business. One always tries to get rid of those who pose a threat, however ruthless one has to be. I think the students were too naive. They thought that they could change a country overnight.