Talking Points: what celebrity would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong?

Talking Points: what celebrity would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong?

Movie star Andy Lau is the clear winner in this unofficial poll

Nichola Ng Wan-ki, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Who would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong? Probably Eric Tsang Chi-wai. He is one of the most perfect people I have ever seen: as an actor, he is professional and devoted to his career; as a father, he is responsible – all his children love him; as a celebrity, he is kind and generous and always does charity work. You can see he is a really nice person, and if he were chief executive, I don’t think anyone would find a problem with him. He is likeable and humble, but also prestigious – it’s hard to find someone as great as him.


Calvin Fong Chun-wang, 17, Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College

Chow Yun-fat is the best celebrity to be the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. First, he is older than 40 years old, so he is old and mature enough to handle the issues in Hong Kong, which is important for promoting harmony in the territory. He is also a nice person who leads a healthy lifestyle. Although he is rich and famous, he still takes public transport and is willing to take selfies with fans. His nice image makes him approachable, and this will make for better communication. Plus, he is diligent. He worked very hard to achieve his dreams, and with this diligence, he can do a lot to make Hong Kong better.


Ady Lam, 11, Island School

Andy Lau Tak-wah would be a good celebrity Chief Executive. You want proof that he helps the community? He established the Andy Lau Charity Foundation. You want proof that he comes from a humble background, and that he will help the poor and middle class? As a boy, he had to fetch water for his family up to eight times a day, because his house did not have plumbing. You want real fame? He holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Awards Won by a Cantopop Male Artist”, so it’s safe to say that he is truly famous. Everyone in Hong Kong knows Andy Lau.


Saba Iftkhar, 15, St Margaret’s Girls’ College, Hong Kong

Selena Gomez would definitely make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong. She is such a strong-willed and lovely person that it rubs off on the people around her. It is inspiring how she acknowledges world problems and even holds charity concerts to raise funds and awareness. All this shows that Selena Gomez is not spoiled and ignorant even though she is rich and famous. She has never forgotten her roots, and always gives back to society by making positive changes.


Janice Ho, 15, HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School

I think actor Clark Gregg would ​make a good chief executive, because he has experienced what it’s like to be the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That should give him the basic idea on what he needs to do. And he’s funny. Who wouldn’t like a FUN chief executive?

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Kwan Cheuk-lun, 17, Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College

In my view, Andy Lau is the most suitable celebrity to be the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. A good Chief Executive should be widely accepted by Hongkongers, and he has a very high reputation among the general public. Many people admire him very much. Besides, he is a reliable person with integrity. He does what he says. He contributes to society by doing things like raising money for charity. He even helps protect animals as the Conversation Ambassador of Ocean Park. If Andy Lau became the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, he would bring a new life and good prospects to Hong Kong.


She Shing-pui, 17, Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College

Andy Lau is, no doubt, the celebrity who would make the best Chief Executive of Hong Kong. He is a generous person who always lends a helping hand to others. He always takes part in charity activities. Lau supported So Wa-wai, a retired athlete who has many medals for Hong Kong in the Paralympic Games, so he could make ends meet and to pursue his dreams. Moreover, Lau is a role model for Hongkongers. He is diligent, positive and influential. With him being the Chief Executive, a positive and harmonious atmosphere can be cultivated in the territory and this can, for sure, motivate citizens to put their heads together to work for the future of Hong Kong.


Jacky Wong Chun-shing, 13, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

I think Chow Yun-fat is the celebrity who can be a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong. It is because Fat Gor is very kind and friendly, and he is hardworking in his career and movies. There are many people who love him.


Kayleigh Lee Oi-yung, 16, Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College

What celebrity would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong? Anthony Wong Chau-sang is the perfect one.

Wong is a famous actor but he has never avoided political topics. For example, he stated his view on the Umbrella Revolution in 2014. He is against violence. The price of it is not getting any jobs for a year. He knew the price but he still stood for what he thinks is right. That’s why he is worthy of our appreciation.


Metis Chan Sze-ki, 19, Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College

Andy Lau would be a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong. He has been one of Hong Kong’s most successful film actors. Apart from this, he is one of the most helpful artists in Hong Kong: he established the Andy Lau Charity Foundation which helps people in need and promotes a wide range of youth education services. In 1999, he was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. Lau helps people in need. He has a clear understanding of the development of Hong Kong. He is mature and capable. I’m sure he can be the best Chief Executive.


Eunice Yung Po-yiu, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Wayne Lai would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong, because he is a cheerful person who everyone knows from his years on TV (he acts very well as the Emperor). Also, I know he is very helpful for others actors on TV.


Angela Chow, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I think some celebrities could make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong. For example, Li Ka-Shing might be a good candidate. It is because he is very knowledgeable about the economy and he is a successful businessman. If he came to power, i think the economy of Hong Kong would improve significantly. which would also improve the living standards of citizens. If the government has enough money, it can give people more benefits. This will satisfy people, and promote productivity.


Tiffany Tam Kwan-yi, 12, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

A celebrity would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong because they have a lot of knowledge and skills. I want Joey Yung to be the Chief Executive because she is very nice.


Athina Cheng Tsz-wing, 12, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

Li Ka-shing would make a good Chief Executive because he is rich. He can give some money to poor people and he can donate money to charity. He can save Hong Kong, even though he is old.


Seraph Cheung, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tung Secondary School

Anthony Wong is the best candidate for Chief Executive. He is a real man because unlike many other actors or artists, he always criticises the government. Whenever the government has some stupid ideas, he uploads the posts on Facebook to laugh at it. Even if his political stance will affect his career, he says what he wants, and a Chief Executive should outspoken and smart.


Kenneth Leung Kin-shing, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I think Chow Yun-fat would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong because he always looks very nice and he answers reporters’ questions, unlike CY Leung.


Henry Ho, 17, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I think Ho Wan-See would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong. It is because she has the sense of policy. She is the only celebrity who is daring to talk about policy. The other celebrity are afraid that yo talk about policy because the people in Mainland China does not like it. If they are talking policy, the Chinese will dislike. Then the income of celebrity becomes lower because no Chinese will buy their product such as album. However Ho Wan-See does not afraid this. She is brave to against the Mainland China. Therefore Ho Wan-See would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong.


May Ng Chi-mei, 12, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

Barack Obama would make a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong, because he has been a good president of the USA. He is my idol and he is very famous. Many people know that he is good and he has changed many people’s lives in a good way.


Yuma Keung Yau-chun, 12, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

I think the Pope would be a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong because he is very kind. He would do many good things for Hong Kong and make all people believe in Jesus, so they can go to heaven. The Pope can help the poor people and make them rich. All Hongkongers would be very happy if he became the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.


Sam Wong Lok-sum, 11, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

I think Barack Obama could be a good Chief Executive of Hong Kong, because he protects the US very well. But I think he would need to learn some Cantonese because he will need to speak to Hongkongers.

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