Leung Chun-ying is facing mounting pressure to withdraw from next year's chief executive race: Dan Gar - These 'patriots' who say only one person should contest the chief executive position are just undermining their 'own side'. Intra-party competition on the mainland exists and since a similar approach where any candidate for chief executive has to be pre-approved by Beijing is what the Hong Kong model is trending towards, those pushing for only one 'patriotic' candidate are actually going against the wind. If you are only going to provide the semblance of a democracy, then you do have to at least try to fake the motions otherwise you have no credibility at all. Wai Fong - If only one person contests the job then how is it a contest? The whole system is such a farce. They should just have a coronation ceremony. Patrick Shu Wing-lee - C. Y. Leung must not back down now despite pressure from all directions. Competition brings progress in a fair game. Cleaners and guards are eating less because of rising food prices: Daniel Skornicka - Cleaners and security guards keep the daily life running, it's sad to see they are low-paid. Karen Lowe - That's an appalling statistic for such a wealthy city - absolutely shameful for Hong Kong. Bjorn Berg - A bad situation. A society without social mobility easily turns into a society without hope, and all the consequences that entails. Hong Kong can, and should, do better. On the call for a cycle track along Hong Kong Island harbourfront: Marcus H. Langston - People die jogging here from the pollution. Why would you want to run/ cycle alongside a six-lane highway? The space has already been given over to the rich and stupid. Louis Ng - I strongly request a 42-kilometre marathon jogging track in Hong Kong.