Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Hong Kong Dissatisfaction Grows Ahead of Election, Survey Finds

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Dissatisfaction with the way Hong Kong’s government deals with China rose to the highest level in eight years ahead of an election on Sept. 9 for the city’s legislature, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Transition Project.

The level of dissatisfaction climbed to 48 percent, according to the survey of 1,309 people conducted last month. That’s the highest level since the 51 percent in July 2004, when Hong Kong was recovering from the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, according to the survey.

The introduction by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s administration of patriotism classes about China has drawn nightly protests at the government headquarters in Hong Kong, while a planned relaxation of visa procedures for mainland visitors has been criticized by a range of people including James Tien, head of the tourism board, on concerns that the city may not have the capacity to handle the influx.

“I don’t think there is any question about the loser -- that’s going to be C.Y. Leung,” Michael DeGolyer, director of the Hong Kong Transition Project, said at a luncheon today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Simon Lee in Hong Kong at slee936@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hwee Ann Tan at hatan@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.