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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/21/2005
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Henry Tang Ying Yen
Henry Tang Ying Yen 唐英年
Former Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Born: 1952


Henry Tang Ying Yen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi City, Jiangsu province.
He was born in 1952, attended the University of Michigan in USA, and obtained an honorary doctorate of Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an honorary doctorate of Law from the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the government, Mr.Tang was a leading industrialist in Hong Kong. He received the Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong in 1989 and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993.

His primary duty is to oversee policy formulation and implementation in financial, monetary, economic, trade and employment matters. He is also responsible for preparing and presenting the government budget. As Financial Secretary, he is the chairman of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, which oversees the work of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He served as Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2005.

Career Data

2005—2005 Acting Chief Executive, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2003—2005 Financial Secretary, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2002—2003 Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
1997—2002 Member, Central People's Government, Executive Council Hong Kong SAR
1995—2001 Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries Hong Kong SAR
1995—2001 Committee Member, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong SAR
1995—2001 Steward, Hong Kong Jockey Club Hong Kong SAR
1991—1995 Member, Central People's Government, Legislative Council Hong Kong SAR

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