Alvin Y.H. Cheung
Researcher, NYU US-Asia Law Institute
Nov 15 , 2016
Chief Executive C.Y. Leung offers a chilling glimpse into what Trumpian politics in government might look like. In the context of statements made by the then-presidential republican nominee Donald Trump, Cheung illustrates how Chief Executive Leung exemplifies these policies, stances, and personality qualities of Trump. Principles once seen as fundamental to Hong Kong’s continued prosperity as diverse as separation of political powers, freedom of the press, and clean government have all been thrown into question by CY Leung’s administration, as have American values in this year’s election.