28 Jun. 2017
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (L) takes oath in front of Chinese President Hu Jintao during the inauguration of the new government in Hong Kong, July 1, 2012. When he took office in 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged to make housing more affordable and to bring greater democracy to Hong Kong, issues that had stymied his predecessors. As he prepares to leave office, home prices continue to rise despite repeated cooling measures and political reforms have stalled. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File photo SEARCH "HONGKONG TIMELINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.