How can someone with limited administrative skills run HK? If US President Barack Obama - who is seeking re-election next year - told the American people, 'I am clueless about the economy but I'll get experts to teach me ... and I don't have much administrative skill either', how would the country react? His Republican rivals would turn him into a punching bag. And voters would dismiss him as a clown candidate. But that's exactly what Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai (pictured) - a possible candidate in next year's chief executive election - said. Yet she remains the most popular among three likely candidates. Why aren't her rivals creaming her? And why aren't people asking: how can someone with limited administrative skills, who knows nothing about the economy, run Hong Kong? Are people afraid to speak up, or are they not bothering since they can't vote anyway? Tear down Chungking Mansions - a disaster waiting to happen The late US president Ronald Reagan issued this challenge to former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev regarding the Berlin Wall - a cold war-era symbol of communism: 'Tear down this wall.' Public Eye has this challenge for our government: 'Tear down Chungking Mansions'. It's a fire trap, a slum, a disgrace, an eyesore and a disaster waiting to happen. It houses nests of drug dealers, sex workers, illegal immigrants and unlicensed guest houses. Its subdivided flats, which offer cheap accommodation to shady characters, are fire traps. Yet we promote this shame of a building as a tourist attraction. 'The Door' sends the wrong kind of message to the people It's known as 'The Door' due to its design - and the government is making sure its pricey new Tamar headquarters is true to its name. It designed the extravagant harbourfront headquarters in such a way that legislators must pass through it to reach the new Legislative Council building. That may seem like no big deal, but it stinks. It sends the message that our overpaid, unelected bureaucrats rank higher than the people's elected representatives. It makes the statement that the legislative branch is subordinate to the executive branch, and that there's no separation of power. The Door, by the way, is no such thing. Heightened security will make sure it is shut to protesters who will be kept well away from the government headquarters and legislature. Business is king, and you can't do a thing about it Business is king in Hong Kong. That's why the government lets our two supermarket chains operate like a duopoly. That's why our supermarkets can inflate prices far above the inflation rate. That's why pay-TV stations can sell you a service, then unilaterally change what they sold you. It's like buying an apple but having an orange forced on you instead. But there's nothing you can do about it. Business is king in Hong Kong. Even our government bows to the king. You could, of course, tell yourself two can play the game. You could buy a pay-TV service for, say, HK$300 a month and then unilaterally change the terms by paying HK$100 instead. Go on, try it, and we'll come and comfort you in prison. Business is king. What will Tsang do if his foes use water pistols next time? US secret service bodyguards protecting the president are expected to shield assassins' bullets with their own bodies. The Legislative Council's security guards are expected to protect our chief executive by, er, catching paper planes. In a display of selfless patriotism, four burly guards formed a defensive line in front of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen when legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip fired off a flurry of paper planes. It takes great acrobatic skills to catch virtually weightless missiles with erratic flight paths. But it got Public Eye thinking - what if Tsang's foes use water pistols next time? You can't catch water, no matter how good your acrobatic skills. What would the guards do - unfurl umbrellas? That would look like a version of the cancan, especially if the guards kicked up their legs in unison while they unfurled their umbrellas.