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Lianhe Zaobao: HK Chief and Justice Secretary Scored Lower in July Poll

Singapore’s primary Chinese language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao recently reported that the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong just published its July poll on the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Chief Executive. According to the latest poll, Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor scored at 32.9, which is a 4.6-point decline month-over-month. In the meantime, Teresa Cheng, Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice scored at 24.1, which is also a significant low. This could be the result of widespread criticism of the recent police activities and the issues with the legal system. A few other key government officials suffered lower scores as well. On the overall poll for the Hong Kong government, 15 percent of the people surveyed were satisfied and 63 percent were dissatisfied. The poll also showed that 21 percent of the people experienced trust in the government while 53 percent of the locals no longer trusted the government.

Source: Lianhe Zaobao, August 5, 2019