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梁书记 (Liáng shūjì): Secretary Leung
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梁书记 (Liáng Shūjì): Secretary Leung[[File:Leung1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Mock propaganda poster with Leung’s likeness: “We absolutely must liberate Hong Kong.” ([http://weibo.com/hkgaby @hkgaby]/Weibo)'']]
  
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.
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Nickname for Leung Chun-ying (梁振英 Liáng Zhènyīng), who became the Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/hong-kong/ Hong Kong] in 2012. There is [http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/is-hong-kongs-new-chief-a-communist/507103 speculation that Leung is a closeted member of the Chinese Communist Party].  
  
The title "Secretary Leung" refers to speculation that Leung is a closeted member of the Chinese Communist Party.  (See [http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/is-hong-kongs-new-chief-a-communist/507103 here], for example.) Unlike what the term conveys in English, a "secretary" in the Chinese Communist Party is a high position. For example, within a city, the person with the most political power is not the mayor but the secretary of the municipal communist party committee.
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Secretary is a high position in the Chinese Communist Party. For example, the mayor of a Chinese city is also that city’s municipal Communist Party Committee secretary.
  
When Mr. Leung was elected, netizens posted a number of sarcastic remarks, such as:
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A few quips following [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/03/leung-wins-hong-kong-election/ Leung’s election] from [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2012/03/%E6%96%B0%E6%B5%AA%E5%BE%AE%E5%8D%9A%EF%BC%9A%E7%BD%91%E5%8F%8B%E8%AF%84%E6%A2%81%E6%8C%AF%E8%8B%B1%E5%BD%93%E9%80%89%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E4%B8%8B%E4%BB%BB%E7%89%B9%E9%A6%96/ Weibo]:
  
"Congratulations, Secretary Leung. I hope you won't forget to pay your party fees!" (祝贺梁书记!希望梁书记,记得交党费!)
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<blockquote>Congratulations, Secretary Leung. I hope you won’t forget to pay your party fees!</blockquote>
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<blockquote>祝贺梁书记!希望梁书记,记得交党费!</blockquote>
  
"Congratulations, Hong Kong, on officially joining the [[Celestial Empire]]. Secretary Leung will start rolling in the cash now." (恭贺香港正式加入天朝,梁书记财源滚滚)
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<blockquote>Congratulations, Hong Kong, on officially joining the [[Celestial Empire]]. Secretary Leung will start rolling in the cash now.</blockquote>
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<blockquote>恭贺香港正式加入天朝,梁书记财源滚滚</blockquote>
  
[[File:Liang1.jpg]]
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[[Category:Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]][[Category:Party and State]]
 
 
''Photoshopped version of Chinese propaganda poster with Leung's likeness reads, "We will certainly liberate Hong Kong"''
 
 
 
[[File:Liang 2.jpg]]
 
 
 
''Caption written in the sentimental style of official government reporting reads, "Secretary Leung's glorious image of visiting the grassroots warms our hearts."''
 

Latest revision as of 18:27, 14 March 2016

梁书记 (Liáng Shūjì): Secretary Leung

Mock propaganda poster with Leung’s likeness: “We absolutely must liberate Hong Kong.” (@hkgaby/Weibo)

Nickname for Leung Chun-ying (梁振英 Liáng Zhènyīng), who became the Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong in 2012. There is speculation that Leung is a closeted member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Secretary is a high position in the Chinese Communist Party. For example, the mayor of a Chinese city is also that city’s municipal Communist Party Committee secretary.

A few quips following Leung’s election from Weibo:

Congratulations, Secretary Leung. I hope you won’t forget to pay your party fees!

祝贺梁书记!希望梁书记,记得交党费!

Congratulations, Hong Kong, on officially joining the Celestial Empire. Secretary Leung will start rolling in the cash now.

恭贺香港正式加入天朝,梁书记财源滚滚