Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends a press conference on his 2016 policy address. The office of the chief executive may be in the best position to “triangulate”, to take “the best from each party’s agenda, and come to a solution somewhere above the positions of each party”. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why a chief executive who rises above party politics isn’t so bad

Alice Wu says while often seen as a handicap, the constitutional requirement that denies party support to Hong Kong’s leader may at the same time free him or her to forge common ground

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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends a press conference on his 2016 policy address. The office of the chief executive may be in the best position to “triangulate”, to take “the best from each party’s agenda, and come to a solution somewhere above the positions of each party”. Photo: Sam Tsang
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