Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday received the support of members of China's top advisory body to seek a second term, just four days after President Hu Jintao urged him to ensure a smooth election. Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee members Chan Wing-kee and Ng Shuk-ching - who are among Hong Kong's representatives on the CPPCC and who will be returned uncontested in the Election Committee poll in December - said Mr Tsang's track record in the government and high popularity had made him an ideal candidate to serve as the next chief executive. Their remarks came as Mr Tsang vowed to ensure that the upcoming election would be conducted in a 'just, open and fair' manner'. At a breakfast meeting on Saturday, on the sidelines of the AsiaPacific Economic Co-operation summit, Mr Hu called on Mr Tsang to 'strengthen' Hong Kong's economic development and conduct a good election. So far, only Civic Party legislator Alan Leong Kah-kit has announced his decision to stand for the chief executive election in March, and his allies are optimistic that he will get the required 100 nominations from the Election Committee. Mr Chan said Mr Tsang had good political skills and, as he had worked in the government for many years, knew how to make use of people's talents. Commenting on Mr Leong's election bid, Mr Chan said: 'I can see that Mr Tsang's popularity rating is much higher than Mr Leong's, and that he has also proved his ability to govern, but [Mr Leong] doesn't have this experience.' Describing Mr Leong as a person full of ideals, he said his election platform was unsuitable because it focused only on Hong Kong and not on the whole country. Ms Ng also praised Mr Tsang's experience in various government departments. 'I don't think there is another person in Hong Kong who has such long experience,' Ms Ng said. Both Mr Chan and Ms Ng are part of the study tour to Guizhou province led by Mr Tsang to explore opportunities for economic co-operation.