From China Digital Space梁书记 (Liáng Shūjì): Secretary Leung
This refers to Leung Chun-ying (梁振英), who became the Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong in 2012.
The title "Secretary Leung" refers to speculation that Leung is a closeted member of the Chinese Communist Party. In Chinese, the term “secretary” has political meaning, as it is a high position in the Chinese Communist Party. For example, the person with the most political power in a city is not the mayor, but the secretary of the Municipal Communist Party Committee.
When Mr. Leung was elected, netizens posted a number of sarcastic remarks, such as:
Congratulations, Secretary Leung. I hope you won't forget to pay your party fees!
Congratulations, Hong Kong, on officially joining the Celestial Empire. Secretary Leung will start rolling in the cash now.”
8 July 2013, by Cindy
1 July 2013, by Sophie Beach
7 September 2012, by Anne Henochowicz
2 September 2012, by Anne Henochowicz
6 August 2012, by Anne Henochowicz