Edward Cody: Smooth Operator Takes Helm in Hong Kong
From The Washington Post:
His trademark bow tie was burgundy and gray, with a matching handkerchief pointing from the breast pocket of a three-piece suit. Donald Tsang laid out his goals as Hong Kong’s new leader in the language of a practiced British bureaucrat, in which no problem seems beyond solution if the right committee is formed.
Tsang, who has a reputation as a natty dresser and smooth operator, met with foreign correspondents Monday, two days after taking over as this enclave’s acting chief executive. He sought to reassure the world that Hong Kong is still on the path to rule by law and greater democracy despite the bumpy departure of his predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, and a growing impression that China’s central government is running things here with ever-tighter controls.