Hong Kong's pro-Beijing chief executive Leung Chun-ying
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing chief executive Leung Chun-ying

As part of a new year message to his people, Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader has urged residents to be more like sheep.

Although there is an obvious correlation between his metaphor and the fact that the year of the sheep is about to be welcomed in the Chinese calendar, many have interpreted CY Leung's plea as a coded message to the protesters who took over the city for months last year.

Last year was no easy ride for Hong Kong. In the coming year, I hope that all people in Hong Kong will take inspiration from the sheep's character and pull together in an accommodating manner to work for Hong Kong's future.

Sheep are widely seen to be mild and gentle animals living peacefully in groups.

  • CY Leung
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