Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/21/2008
Career Data Updated: 4/21/2008

PHOTO: Tung Chee Hwa
Tung Chee Hwa 董建华
Vice-Chairman, 11th CPPCC, National Committee
Born: 1937

Biography Highlight

Tung Chee-hwa, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. Tung was born in 1937 and graduated from the University of Liverpool.

Tung spent most of his career as a successful businessman in Hong Kong. He began as an employee of General Electric and rose to become chairman of Orient Overseas Container Lines. During his career, he was involved in Hong Kong's trade promotion organizations. In 1992, he became a member of the Hong Kong Executive Council. Tung was actively involved in the Hong Kong transition and was named chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1996.

Tung is a Vice Chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.

Recent Career Data

2013—2018 Vice-Chairman, 12th CPPCC, National Committee
2008—2013 Vice-Chairman, 11th CPPCC, National Committee
2003—2008 Vice-Chairman, 10th CPPCC, National Committee
1996—2005 Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
1996 Member, 1st Hong Kong SAR Government, Selection Committee
1993—1998 Member, 8th CPPCC, National Committee
1992 Member, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, 1st Group of Advisors
1992—1996 Executive Council Member, Hong Kong SAR
1985 Member, Committee for Drafting the Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR
1960 Graduate, University of Liverpool, Mechanical Engineering Department United Kingdom, Liverpool

Recent Travel & Appearances

07/15/16 China has ample evidence to reject "ruling" on South China Sea dispute
10/05/14 Former HK leader calls on Occupy students to leave demonstration sites
05/22/13 #U.S., #China can work together to tackle global challenges: Tung Chee Hwa
06/24/07 Tung Chee Hwa and Donald Tsang attended a mass meeting to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PLA troops' stationing in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
03/12/05 Tung Chee Hwa, newly-elected vice chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC, attended the closing ceremony of the Third Session of the 10th National Committee of the CPPCC.

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