Tsang's strategy after election
After the “fake” election, how different people read it might be a more interesting topic than the election itself.
Let's see the editorial of Hong Kong Economic Journal, a representative of rightists who supports free economy. The author of the editorial had criticized Leung Ka Kit a lot. But he/she is also dissatisfied with Donald Tsang. He/she argues that Tsang is not simply elected by the eight hundred people, but also has the support of public opinion. In the past two years' “probation”, Tsang attempted to win people's support but has enabled populism. Tsang supports minimum wage law and fair competition. It would damage the business environment and free economy. He demonstrates his true color of politician by promising tax reduction.
I can imagine that the rightists and some businessmen would try their best to repress Tsang's so-called “populism” (I personally don't agree with the usage of “populism” here).
Besides, Cheung Bing Leung's comment is noteworthy. This former democrat and current member of Executive Committee criticized Leung's overemphasis on universal suffrage. Leung shows his position as a political opponent but confuses “rule and govern” with “monitor”. It results in failing to convince people of democrats' ability to be in power.
Cheung advises the democrats to think more thoroughly: To be an opposition or to be a “government-in-waiting” who is ready to be in power.
The biggest function of Cheung Bing Leung is to offer favor to democrats or further divide and conquer them. Yet, Tsang is too stingy. Now the only news I heard about it is that one or two democrats would be recruited into the Executive Committee. In consideration of the case of Cheung, I don't believe that this would do anything about “power”. If Tsang really wanted to urge democrats to get ready for power, he should at least offer one or two places of bureau director! Pacifying needs some cost.
Let's see how Tsang will do his job of pacifying the oppositions. Yet I am quite sure that there are more challenges facing the democratic movement groups. They might get less and less friends and come across with enemies everywhere.