Leung in line for top mainland jobTop News | Staff reporter Feb 16, 2017
If Leung is appointed, Hong Kong could have two vice chairmen in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
First chief executive Tung Chee-hwa is one of 21 CPPCC vice chairpersons and is the only vice chairman representing Hong Kong.
The central government could nominate Leung as a CPPCC delegate as early as March, news portal HK01 reported.
Beijing is determined to promote Leung this year, the report added.
City University political scientist James Sung Lap-kung believes it is much more likely for Leung to be elected CPPCC vice chairman after his term ends.