10 Questions For Alan Leong


Hong Kong lawmaker Alan Leung photographed in his office on February 26, 2007.

Alan Leong, a lawyer and lawmaker, is challenging Beijing-anointed incumbent Donald Tsang to be Hong Kong's next Chief Executive—even though he cannot win. The vote, on March 25, will be cast by an 800-member Election Committee that is largely pro-Beijing, and so pro-Tsang. Leong, 49, spoke with TIME's Peter Ritter about why he is running, Hong Kong's relationship with mainland China, and his sartorial trademark.

You engaged in a televised candidate debate with Donald Tsang last week, Hong Kong's first ever. How do you think it went?
People are telling me I spoke their minds...

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