Donald Tsangi

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen served Hong Kong as chief executive from 2005 to 2012.


Beijing’s choice for next Hong Kong leader has many challenges ahead, from winning the support of the Election Committee and public to restoring business confidence and rebuilding the city.

  • Chief Executive John Lee says he understands concerns over scheme, but stopped short of confirming if review was needed
  • Some economists, lawmakers argue scheme represents drain on public coffers, while others say encouraging elderly to get out and about is more important

HK Acquisition Corp’s IPO as the city’s third special purpose acquisition company is fully subscribed and slated for listing in mid August, sources say.


Legislation that constrains chief executive goes ‘against our political system’, city leader tells radio audience, but central government will ‘definitely see’ any acts of corruption.

Tycoon privilege and the lack of social mobility are the reasons for the public anger behind the current protests. Shifting the focus to a loss of freedom – to instil fear of China – is disingenuous.


The facts of the case laid out in the Court of Final Appeal’s judgment make it clear that the former chief executive did not engage in “abuse of powers or duties”.

Former chief executive left counting the cost of five-year legal battle after the city’s most senior judges quash his conviction because of jury misdirection.

The former Hong Kong chief executive had been sentenced to 18 months in jail, later reduced to one year, for failing to disclose a conflict of interest involving a mainland Chinese businessman. He was released in January.

The city’s former chief executive, who has served a prison sentence for misconduct involving shady dealings with a businessman, hopes the conviction will be overturned by the Court of Final Appeal on Wednesday.

The former leader’s lawyer argues trial judge failed to tell jurors that to convict Tsang they had to be certain he knew his non-disclosure of a property deal was unlawful.