Putting Hong Kong’s Chief Executive above legislature makes Hong Kong ungovernablePosted: September 18, 2015
In its report “Beijing says Hong Kong top leader is above legislature, judiciary” today, Reuters quotes Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing’s chief liaison officer in Hong Kong, as saying “The dual responsibility of chief executive to the central government and Hong Kong has given him a special legal position which is above the executive, legislative and judicial institutions.”
Zhang seems to pit the chief executive elected by a Beijing controlled committee against the legislature, half of which is democratically elected by Hong Kong people.
The relationship between the current chief executive Leung Chun-ying and the legislature has already been poor resulting in quite some of the executive’s funding requests being filibustered in the legislature.
If the chief executive acts in disregard of the legislature according to Zhang’s view, the relationship will worsen further…
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