Tsang, Donald Yam-kuen

Tsang, Donald Yam-kuen,

1944–, Hong Kong government official and political leader. He joined the Hong Kong colonial civil service in 1967, and served in a variety of posts concerned with the economy and trade; he also worked on Hong Kong's transfer from British to Chinese rule. In 1995 he was appointed Hong Kong's financial secretary; he was knighted in 1997 for his services to the colony. Tsang remained financial secretary after Hong Kong's transfer (1997) to China, becoming chief secretary for administration in 2001. When region's chief executive, Tung Chee-hwaTung Chee-hwa,
1937–, Hong Kong business and political leader, b. Shanghai. The son of C. Y. Tung, a businessman who left China as the Communists were coming to power, Tung entered the family shipping business in the 1960s.
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, resigned in 2005, Tsang succeeded him, as acting chief executive until he was elected to the office. He was reelected in 2007. The end of his second term was marred by a corruption scandal that led to a trial (2017) in which he was convicted of misconduct; the conviction was overturned in 2019. Leung Chun-yingLeung Chun-ying,
1954–, Hong Kong business and political leader, often referred to as C. Y. Leung. He studied surveying at Hong Kong Polytechnic and real estate management in Bristol, England.
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 succeeded Tsang as chief executive in 2012.
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