Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: ReutersHong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong’s next leader may already have emerged – if we take a Hollywood classic as a guide

Albert Cheng says with C.Y. Leung having little chance of a second term, ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ complement of likely chief executive hopefuls already has a front runner

Topic |   Chief executive election 2017
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: ReutersHong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a news conference earlier this month. If President Xi Jinping and his camp were in favour of the so-called “tough as steel” Leung, the chief executive would have tossed his hat in the ring long ago. Photo: Reuters
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