Over 3,000 people from different sectors of Hong Kong rallied at a sports ground here Friday night to drum up support for Donald Tsang in his bid to run for the next term of chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Pop stars like Leon Lai, Stephen Chow and Leo Ku joined the gathering, singing popular Cantonese songs and shouted with the crowd Tsang's election slogan "I'll get the job done!"
Also present at the gathering were prominent political figures, including Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union Cheng Yiu-tong, Liberal Party Chairman James Tien, and Vice- chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong Tam Yiu-chung.
"Tsang is a man of vision," Secretary General of Tsang's Election Office Adolf Hsu told the gathering, adding that Tsang is also a responsible, pioneering and practical person. "I am 100 percent confident for Tsang's ability to be an excellent Chief Executive."
At the end of the party, Tsang stepped upon the stage and delivered a speech to his supporters. He pledged that if he wins the election, he will communicate with the mass public "whole- heartedly."
"I'm sure I will get the job done, and lead Hong Kong to meet all challenges," Tsang said.
According to the HKSAR Basic Law and election laws, the third term of Chief Executive will be elected by 796 Election Committee members who will cast secret ballots on Sunday, and the elected will be appointed by the Central People's Government.