Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced that he will not seek re-election for a second term in March.
The 62-year-old official made his announcement in a press briefing on Friday, citing family reasons. He told reporters (via Hong Kong Free Press):
Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung may be beginning to suspect that people in his city don’t particularly like him after receiving over 77,000 “angry” likes on a single post in less than a day thanks to Facebook’s new reactions.
While Facebook’s original “Like” button may not be indicative of how users are feeling, the recently introduced emoji feature definitely gives insight to how people are reacting to content on the site.
CY Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive known for his distaste for people who don’t make as much money as he does, just issued an apology that might as well have been said through clenched teeth.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Chun-Ying Leung solidified his position as an elitist douche with his remarks in a recent interview.
CY Leung, who was appointed by Beijing, gave an interview to the Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal from his official residence/lair in Hong Kong — which is actually a colonial-era mansion luxed out with crystal chandeliers and guarded by massive stone lions. In the excerpt below, CY Leung addresses Hong Kong’s massive population of low income earners.