Mainland officials may be gauging public opinion about Financial Secretary John Tsang (right) and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, but Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying could win Beijing’s backing for a second term if independence calls continue unabated in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
Gary Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Cheung

Hong Kong localists’ oath-taking antics only play into the hands of Beijing hardliners

Gary Cheung says the drama could boost Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s chance of a second term, given the central government’s need for a trusted leader over a popular one

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Mainland officials may be gauging public opinion about Financial Secretary John Tsang (right) and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, but Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying could win Beijing’s backing for a second term if independence calls continue unabated in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
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