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Instead of relying on a person, we should place our trust in the people. In unity, we shall rebuild hope in Hong Kong.

Trust, Unity, Hope

My Belief

What we need is to rebuild trust, reestablish unity and rekindle hope. The situation in Hong Kong today cannot be resolved by mere force and aggression; it requires restraint and moderation, on the part of everyone.

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Upholding Our Core Values

We became a great city because of our core values which include the rule of law, fairness, integrity, freedom, democracy, diversity, inclusiveness and caring for others. As the custodian of these values and strengths, the Government must refrain from undue interference, and provide at the appropriate juncture the necessary conditions for our economy to become even more balanced and more diverse.

Biography

21 April 1951
Born in Hong Kong, lived in Sai Yeung Choi Street during his childhood and studied at La Salle College (Primary and Secondary school).
1965
At the age of 13, immigrated to the United States with his parents and continued his studies there.
1973
Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and worked as an architect in Boston, USA.
1975
Obtained a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education from Boston State College, made a career switch to teaching and later served as a special advisor to the Boston Public Schools Board. While living in the United States, met his wife Lynn Tsang (née Wong) while doing volunteer work. They have two children Terence and Prudence.
1981
Was awarded a Master’s degree in Public Administration by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and under the encouragement of classmate Mr. Donald Tsang, elected to return to Hong Kong.
1982
Joined the Hong Kong government as an Administrative Officer. Started his civil service career as Assistant District Officer in Shatin.
1997
Was appointed the Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London.
1999
Was nominated by the Chief Executive, Mr. Tung Chee-hwa, as Commissioner of Customs and Excise.
2001 - 2006
Held offices as Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands; Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands; and Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology.
July 2007
Was nominated by the then Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, as Financial Secretary, a position that he has held for more than nine years.
19 January 2017
Announced his decision to run for Chief Executive in the 2017 CE election.

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