Shiu Sin-por, SBS, is head of the Central Policy Unit, reporting directly to Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung. He is also a senior visiting fellow at the School of Policy and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing and was formerly a member of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese Peoples' Consultative Conference.
Shiu graduated from the University of Wisconsin and didpostgraduate work at Cornell University. From 2005-2006 he was an Asia Programs Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also did postgraduate work at Tsinghua University from 2006 to 2007.
In 1996, while Shiu was Deputy Secretary General of the Preparatory Committee in Hong Kong, he urged Democratic Party members to have a more positive attitude towards China in order to improve their chances of getting seats on the selection committee for the first chief executive of the HKSAR.
In 2003, Shiu was executive director of the pro-China thinktank One Country Two Systems Research Institute. While in this position, Shiu published an article arguing that the Cheng v Tse court decision tilted the balance of power too far against private rights, especially in non-political contexts.
On 27 July 2007 Shiu was named as a full-time member of the Central Policy Unit, assisting Prof Lau Siu-kai in advising the Chief Executive, the Chief Secretary and the Financial Secretary on various political and social issues, and to conduct policy research. He remained a member until his appointment to head the unit in July 2012, two weeks after CY Leung became Chief Executive.
Chiu's research work has included the history of Hogn Kong's return to the motherland, the development of politics and the political system in Hong Kong, and the economic and social relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland.
- Central Policy Unit head appointed, news.gov.hk, 13 July 2012
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor D C Lau et. al., The Other Hong Kong Report 1996, Chinese University Press.
- Jill Cottrell, "Fair Comment, Judges And Politics In Hong Kong", Melbourne University Law Review, 2003.
- Shiu Sin-Por, "Victims the Losers in Court Decision"", South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Nov. 28, 2000, 16.
- "Shiu Sin-por joins Central Policy Unit", news.gov.hk, July 27, 2007.
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Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)
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Head of the Central Policy Unit
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)