A Good Week for ... , April 19, 2015
Dr Philip Li Kam-tao
The chief of nephrology at Prince of Wales Hospital was buoyant after a specialist team conducted six kidney transplants from brain-dead patients within four days, setting a new medical record in Hong Kong. "We hope more people are willing to donate organs," Li said. The 96-hour surgical marathon involved 10 hospital departments and a total of 370 medical staff operating in shifts. The previous record was five kidney transplants within eight days in 2007 and 2012.
Starry Lee Wai-king
The 41-year-old lawmaker and Executive Council member was elected the new leader of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Lee, who said she was "honoured and humbled" to become the party's first chairwoman, faces a tough job given the political turmoil in the city and division over the path to universal suffrage. Her first task is to harness anger over last year's Occupy protests to strengthen the DAB's grip on the 18 district councils in November elections.
Dr Tsai Ing-wen
The chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition party, the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, was officially nominated as its candidate for the island's presidential election in January. Tsai vowed to set up a "people-oriented" government and address the grievances of the younger generation. If elected, she would be the first woman president in Taiwan's history. The KMT has not yet nominated a candidate.