Not a single time in his term so far (18 months!), CY Leung can go to “listen to the public” without having an army of police officers and many times he had to enter the venues from the back-doors…
Popularity of the CY Leung is probably the lowest in history, and yet he still kids himself that people support him! Guess who goes to show their support?
Thugs! And worst of all, they are paid. In case you worry that the HKSAR government is spending a lot of money on these propaganda (??), they aren’t that expensive: around HK$400 you can hire someone who shout any slogan you want, the team leaders (responsible for mobilising their “followers”) charges HK$1,000 per day. If you’d like them to fight (in fact, it’s beating others up) that’ll cost extra. Perhaps politicians in other countries should learn from CY Leung! Why campaign? Just beat the hell out of your oppositions!
Recently, the new US Consulate General for HK and Macau, Mr Clifford Hart, has been visiting various places – local eateries, book store, etc.
This reminds me of our last governor, Chris Patten. There were small scale protests when he went to “meet the people” during his tenure (in fact, other governors too), but most of the time this is what happened!
CY Leung and the Communist China seem to have too much pride in themselves – “what the Brits could do, Chinese can do better”, said Deng XiaoPing. What a joke! I really wish the book “I Don’t Want to be Chinese Again” was published back then. They could learn a thing or two from it.
On a separate note, there have been lots of rumours suggesting CY Leung is an underground CCP member. The number of underground CCP members in HK? I have no idea! Certainly there are plenty of them – and many of them are very senior and well-respected in the political and business scene…
God bless Hong Kong.
Over and out.