A senior member of a mainland advisory body has launched a veiled attack on Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Without naming the former chief secretary, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee member Chan Wing-kee said the chief executive would definitely win re-election because of his strong public support. 'Donald Tsang Yam-kuen would win even in a direct election, regardless of who was standing,' he told an RTHK programme which aired yesterday. Mr Chan, the chief executive of ATV, would not be drawn on whether Chinese leaders would show less resistance against colonial civil service chief Mrs Chan almost a decade after the handover. But he said: 'It's important that you feel you are a Chinese national and Hong Kong is part of China. The worst thing is when people's praises go to your head and you turn yourself into a saviour.' Last week, Mrs Chan declined to say if she would run against Mr Tsang in the election next March. Dubbed 'Hong Kong's conscience' by overseas media, Mrs Chan has been seen as a potential candidate to at least prevent Mr Tsang from being elected uncontested again. She joined the march for universal suffrage in a show of discontent over progress on democracy last December and challenged Mr Tsang to raise a timetable with Beijing.