Hongkongers visit Government House in early March, during its annual open day. Hong Kong’s new leader must try to see ordinary people’s needs from a non-civil-servant angle, or progress on livelihood issues including a universal pension, housing and education will never see the light of day. Photo: Edward Wong

The leader Hong Kong needs

Philip Yeung says our governance must be overhauled, no matter who is elected. The city requires a chief executive who will listen, apologise for mistakes, reach out to those with opposing views, and, vitally, improve the economy and people’s livelihoods

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Hongkongers visit Government House in early March, during its annual open day. Hong Kong’s new leader must try to see ordinary people’s needs from a non-civil-servant angle, or progress on livelihood issues including a universal pension, housing and education will never see the light of day. Photo: Edward Wong
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