record support for Tsang and his administration Support for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's leadership and government has reached a record high. A University of Hong Kong poll of 1,027 people conducted last week found Mr Tsang's rating had risen to 69.5 points out of 100, an increase of 2.8 from a similar poll conducted in September. Support for Mr Tsang also rose to a peak of 79 per cent, while 52 per cent of those polled were satisfied with the government's performance - the best result in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's history. Only 10 per cent said they were dissatisfied. DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAY BE IGNORED OVER REFORM The government is confident of winning the support of enough democrats to force a conservative constitutional reform proposal through the Legislative Council, and may ignore Democratic Party opponents, sources say. But Lee Wing-tat, chairman of the Democrats, said: 'We will not be scared so easily.' He said Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan risked his career if the reform plan failed. 'He is set to resign because constitutional reform is his top priority given by Beijing,' Mr Lee said. ALBERT CHAN MAY FIGHT link reit listing plan Independent democratic legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip is considering seeking a judicial review over the relaunch of the Link Reit listing. He said that while the sale of the Housing Authority's shops and cars parks is not prohibited, the authority has not been permitted by law to sell its assets. He said the sale should require Legco's approval under Article 64 of the Basic Law. unprecedented 2.12m visit hong kong in august A record 2.12 million visitors came to Hong Kong in August, a 2.4 per cent increase on the same month last year. The figure pushed the number of visitors so far this year to more than 15 million, a 7.8 per cent increase from the same period last year.