SAR government successful under Leung’s leadership
Leung Chun-ying, the fourth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, announced on Friday he will not seek reelection in next year’s CE election. He told the press on Friday afternoon that he had informed the central government of his decision and was told Beijing understood. That means someone else will take over the office of the Chief Executive and carry on what Leung has started during his five-year term as CE, particularly leading the fight against separatism to protect national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity as well as the overall interests of Hong Kong society in accordance with the Basic Law and the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.
The fourth-term HKSAR Government led by Leung has so far withstood the toughest challenges on all fronts, as Hong Kong weathered political bickering as well as socio-economic problems over recent years. Looking back at the beginning of his term in office in 2012 it is not surprising many people were deeply worried about Hong Kong in the face of a struggling world economy devastated by the US-triggered international financial crisis of 2008 and repeated political ambushes by the opposition camp. Thankfully the SAR government led by Leung has stuck to its guns and made respectable progress despite unprecedented external and internal challenges.