Stephen Ip

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Stephen Ip, GBS, JP (simplified Chinese: 叶澍堃; traditional Chinese: 葉澍堃; pinyin: Yè Shùkūn, born 1955) is a former politician in Hong Kong, he was Secretary for Economic Development and Labour for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 2002 to 2007.[1]

The post of Secretary for Economic Development and Labour is a political appointment. Ip was Secretary for Economic Services in June 1996 under Chris Patten's colonial administration, until he took up his last civil service post of Secretary for Financial Services in June 2000. In 2005, he proposed a 25–50% decrease in port fees to increase Hong Kong's competitiveness in the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Ip visits Europe to promote HK". news.hk.gov. 10 September 2003. 
  2. ^ "Port fees, charges to be cut: Stephen Ip". news.hk.gov. 7 December 2005. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gordon Siu
Secretary for Economic Services
1996 – 2000
Succeeded by
Sandra Lee
Preceded by
Rafael Hui
Secretary for Financial Services
2000 – 2002
Succeeded by
Frederick Ma
as Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Preceded by
Sandra Lee
as Secretary for Economic Services
Secretary for Economic Development and Labour
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Frederick Ma
as Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Preceded by
Fanny Law
as Secretary for Education and Manpower
Succeeded by
Matthew Cheung
as Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Denise Yue
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
James Tien
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star