Leung finds it hard to write his policy address without Tsang's help
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying hasn't been a happy camper since Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah suddenly resigned last Monday, fueling speculation he was keen on running for his boss' job next March.
Leung said he and his team were busy preparing for the policy address and without Tsang there, Leung had to stay up until 3am looking over a draft of the speech.
How come Tsang can leave his job as soon as he resigns?
"The measures in the address would need financial support, and involves the work of the financial secretary's office. So traditionally, December to February are the busiest times for the chief executive and financial departments," said Leung.
In that case, why doesn't Tsang's undersecretary have the info, along with others working in the fiance department? Or did his entire team leave en masse too?
And isn't it strange that he can just resign and leave the job just like that? The rest of us have to give a minimum of a month's notice, while for those in senior positions, it's three months.
What is also interesting is that Beijing hasn't yet approved Tsang's resignation... or does he need to work on this policy address first?
Regardless, Leung isn't getting any brownie points from anyone -- everyone's more interested in who's replacing him...