The rumor has got to its end until Tung Chee Hwa, the Chief Executive in HKSAR, said that he would resign today.
Tung confirmed the rumor that he would resign at a government press conference at 5:30 pm today. He also talked about his health problem and his confidence at Hong Kong, though he would resign from the top place after the official admission from the central government.
Local media has reported Tung's resignment at a gentle voice, totally different one from before, which may be the first time for me to hear since Tung's appointment. For example, A news piece in Commercial Radio, one of the most popular local radios with opposing voices, interviewed the people who has worked as Tung's haircutter for 40 years. The guy, whose surname is Xu, said that Tung is a hard-working guy, who always devoted his lunch time to his work.
In my memory, it is the first time for the media to interview Mr. Xu. The reason is not because the reporter want to balance the reports, but because Tung will leave and media needs some good words of Tung.
Sometimes, media is not trying to be "neutral", but staying at the opposite side of the government, no matter it has done rightly or wrongly. Like this time, since Tung will leave, so some good words there...