Hong Kong Chief to Stand for Re-election – ABC
Hong Kong’s chief executive Donald Tsang has announced he is seeking a second term in office.
The widely-expected declaration was accompanied by a pledge of tax cuts and greater infrastructure spending.Mr Tsang has also agreed to an unprecedented public debate with challenger and pro-democracy activist Alan Leong.
A mostly pro-Beijing, 800-member panel will make the selection in March.It is the first time a Hong Kong leader has faced an opponent since the former British colony reunited with China 10 years ago. China has given Tsang its clear backing, meaning his return is all but assured.[Full Text]