Mr Tung's increased popularity was ascribed to his "appeal within the media", his perceived integrity and his "good relations with China". Jojo Moyes - Hong Kong
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The popularity of Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's chief executive-designate, has increased since the beginning of the year, according to a survey commissioned by the South China Morning Post. Nearly 50 per cent (48.1) of respondents based in the colony thought Mr Tung's popularity was on the rise, compared with 24.4 per cent who said it had declined since the beginning of the year.