Naz Iraj, 16, St Margaret's Girls' College
I admire former chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. This is because he played a crucial role in the future of Hong Kong and brought a lot of prosperity to the city. Undeniably, he is one of the most respected politicians here. As a leader, he taught us all to remain humble, so that we can focus on even greater achievements.
Kaur Sandeep, 16, St Margaret's Girls' College
Leung Chun-ying is the politician I admire most. As seen last year, Hong Kong can be demanding and violent at times. It is no longer uncommon to see demonstrations over key issues, and these protests must ultimately be resolved by Leung.
Of course many are dissatisfied with Leung's administration, but I believe his ability to accept criticism to create a harmonious society should be praised.
Anushka Purohit, 14, Renaissance College
The Hong Kong politician that I admire most is definitely Leung Kwok-hung, better known as "Long Hair". His signature look is something I look forward to seeing on TV (trust me I was hurt when his hair was cut off). And every time I see him in discussion, I know for sure it will be worth it.
He is very carefree and open, although the way he voices his opinion sometimes upsets me. But it also brightens my day because he is able to stand up for what he believes and persuade others to support his cause. He is an important part of Hong Kong, so he definitely gets my support.
Kate Ng, 19, University of Hong Kong
Before I answer this question, let's ask ourselves: does Hong Kong even have a living "politician"?
Winston Churchill is a politician. Nelson Mandela is a politician. Aung San Suu Kyi is a politician. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may have put "politician" as his occupation when he was running for chief executive, but we all know he is more of a high-ranking civil servant than a leader.
To be a politician, it requires a vision for your city or country. I see no one on the Hong Kong political stage that possesses this at the moment. While the student leaders of the Umbrella Revolution do have a vision on how to develop their city, they are still too young to be called politicians.
But if you ask me who my favourite Hong Kong political actor is, I would say Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Sure, he is a pro-Beijing member of DAB, a party loathed by many Hong Kong youngsters. But we have to admit he has done a great job chairing Legco meetings. Well, at least he doesn't abuse the Legco rules and cut off Pan-democrats' speeches whenever he feels like it, like chairmen of other Legco committees!
Catherine Wang, 15 ,Chinese International School
My favourite Hong Kong politician is Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. I admire her tenacity and perseverance in policymaking and her strength as a prominent female member of Legco. I think that she is a great role model for all girls and for all politicians in general.
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