Date
17 October 2017
Joseph Yam Chi-kwong (second row, fourth from right) was the only one among the top five Exco members to break 50 points with 57.9 points. Photo: HKEJ
Joseph Yam Chi-kwong (second row, fourth from right) was the only one among the top five Exco members to break 50 points with 57.9 points. Photo: HKEJ

Joseph Yam tops Exco popularity survey

Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, former head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, is the most popular executive councilor, a survey shows.

He is among the five best-known non-official executive council members, according to a survey by the Public Opinion Program of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), hk01.com reports.

The other four are former pro-democracy lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, lawmaker and former security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, former permanent secretary for education Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun and the HKU governing council chairman Arthur Li Kwok-cheung.

Only Yam scored more than 50 points among the top five council members with 57.9. He was followed by Ronny Tong with 49.2 points.

The two-stage survey was conducted in September by random telephone calls.

Yam and Ronny Tong are newly appointed councilors while Regina Ip rejoined the executive council after six months.

Compared with six months ago, the ratings of reappointed councilors Fanny Law and Arthur Li have fallen to 41.7 and 36.7, respectively.

The Public Sentiment Index (PSI) stands at 107.2, down 7.2 points from the historical high recorded in September.

The Government Appraisal (GA) Score that reflects people’s appraisal of governance fell 5.6 points to 106.1, while the Society Appraisal (SA) Score that reflects people’s appraisal of the social environment has dropped 7.3 points to 99.6.

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