Leung Chun-ying

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Leung Chun-ying,

1954–, Hong Kong business and political leader, often referred to as C. Y. Leung. He studied surveying at Hong Kong Polytechnic and real estate management in Bristol, England. Returning (1977) to Hong Kong, he became a real estate executive and founded (1993) a surveying company, which merged (2006) with a large London-based firm. Leung also became a senior government adviser with close ties to China's Communist party. He was appointed to the committee that helped draft the Basic Law, under which Hong Kong has been governed since 1997, and later served on the committee that oversaw (1997) the transition from British to Chinese rule. In 2012 Leung was elected chief executive of Hong Kong; he served until 2017.
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HONG KONG -- Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday met the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-Ying and discussed the bilateral ties and ways to further enhance the cooperation in multiple spheres.
Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Leung Chun-ying, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of HKSAR was the officiating guest of the ceremony.
At stake is the power to keep the city's widely unpopular Beijing-backed leader, Leung Chun-ying, and his government in check.
Responding to the public outcry that the affair set off, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sought to remind his Beijing colleagues of the territory's special sovereignty.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said his government will write a letter expressing concern over booksellers' case to China's central authorities.
Hong Kong's leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, told reporters a mob had attacked police officers and journalists, and said the perpetrators would be prosecuted.
Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said on Monday there was no indication so far outside agents were involved in the disappearance of five booksellers specialising in publications critical of China, but that it would be "unacceptable" if any were.
Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying said his Facebook page was hacked after reports that scantily-clad women had appeared on his friends list.
Pictured from top left, Hong Kong's Chief Executive is Leung Chun-ying, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , South Korea President Park Geun-hye, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, front row from left, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and the secretary for transport and housing convened an inter-departmental meeting Saturday morning to learn more about the latest situation from the representatives of the Transport Department (TD), the Highways Department and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), and discuss the follow-up actions.
During the demonstrations, protesters expressed anger at chief executive Leung Chun-ying, calling him a puppet of Beijing.