Seen & Heard October 28: Andrew Leung, Woo Kwok-hing, John Tsang

Members of the executive, legislature and judiciary branches criticising each other – Perfect example of separation of (fire)powers.


“[…] If I insist on keeping the item on the agenda, the reality will be a recurrence of the happenings at the Council meeting of 19 October and LegCo will unlikely have a quorum to meet, thus failing to exercise its constitutional powers and functions altogether.”

LegCo president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen (梁君彥) overruling his own decision on swearing-in by Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang (梁頌恆) and Yau Wai-ching (游蕙禎).

First blood

“I do not think Mr CY Leung has been able to address public grievances and halt the division of our society to ensure that Hong Kong’s best overall interests are served.”

Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing (胡國興) noted at a press conference announcing to run for chief executive.


“It’d be quite a genius to be able to slack-off for 10 years.”

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah (曾俊華) in response to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee’s remarks on him.

the author

Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong's daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society's magazine - PASSTIMES.