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HK’s disliked leader tries to sooth housing anger

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying poses with copies of his maiden policy address at a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Hong Kong's unpopular Beijing-backed leader said he is making the city's housing crisis a priority in a bid to soothe widespread discontent. AP/Kin Cheung

Hong Kong’s unpopular Beijing-backed leader says he is making the city’s housing crisis a priority in a bid to soothe widespread discontent.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tens of thousands protest against Hong Kong leader

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets calling for new Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Organisers have said they expected 50,000 people to join the New Year's Day march against Leung Chun-ying, while pro-government groups staged separate and smaller rallies in support of the Beijing-backed chief executive.  AFP / RICHARD A. BROOKS

Tens of thousands of people marched in Hong Kong on the first day of 2013 to call for the city’s Beijing-backed leader to step down over allegations he was untruthful about illegal renovations at his mansion and to press for full democracy.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Hong Kong leader takes office amid discontent

This handout photo taken and received on June 29, 2012 from Hong Kong's Information Services Department shows Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) being greeted by Hong Kong's Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying (L) upon his arrival at Hong Kong's international airport on June 29, 2012.    AFP PHOTO / Hong Kong Information Services Department

Leung Chun-ying has been sworn in as Hong Kong’s third leader amid growing discontent with China’s rule over the Asian financial center.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-property consultant wins Hong Kong election

Leung Chun-ying. AP PHOTO

Former government adviser and property consultant Leung Chun-ying won Hong Kong’s leadership election on Sunday, after the most divisive vote since the city reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »