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梁书记 (Liáng shūjì): Secretary Leung

This refers to Leung Chun-ying (梁振英), currently the Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.

The title "Secretary Leung" refers to speculation that Leung is a closeted member of the Chinese Communist Party. (See 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.

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!" (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)