Edward Leong

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Dr. Edward Leong
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Member of the Executive Council
In office
Appointed by Donald Tsang
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
22 September 1988 – 10 September 2000
Preceded by Chiu Hin-kwong
Succeeded by Lo Wing-lok
Constituency Medical
In office
25 January 1997 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
Chairman of the Hospital Authority
In office
Preceded by Lo Ka-shui
Succeeded by Anthony Wu
Personal details
Born (1939-04-23) 23 April 1939 (age 77)
British Hong Kong
Political party Democratic Foundation
Meeting Point
Spouse(s) Lilian Leong Fung Ling-yee
Alma mater University of Hong Kong (M.B.B.S.)
Queen's College
St. Joseph's College
Occupation Medical doctor
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Leong.

Edward Leong Che-hung, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP (Chinese: 梁智鴻, born 23 April 1939, Hong Kong) was the non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.

By training a physician, he graduated from Queen's College, Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Leong specialises in urology and nephrology.

He became a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the medical constituency after unseating Chiu Hin-kwong in the 1988 election.[2]

Leong was appointed as the chairman of the Hospital Authority in 2002, but stepped down two years later due to mishandling of the SARS outbreak. After that, Leong served as the non-official member of the Executive Council from 2005 to 2012. He was chairman of the HKU Council until 6 November 2015 and also chairman of the Standard Working Hours Committee.[3][4]

Leong was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2001 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2010.


  1. ^ Read Their Lips (I): A Dossier of political leaders in Hong Kong. Pace Publishing Ltd. 1993. p. 194. 
  2. ^ Dr Hon LEONG Che-hung, JP (archived from the original on 3 June 2000)
  3. ^ Ng, Kang-chung (3 August 2015). "Doctor in the eye of another storm". South China Morning Post. 
  4. ^ University of Hong Kong alumni vow action to stop ex-minister Arthur Li taking over as chairman of ruling council, SCMP, 25 Oct 2015

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Chiu Hin-kwong
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Medical
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Medical
Succeeded by
Lo Wing-lok
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Lo Ka-shui
Chairman of the Hospital Authority
Succeeded by
Anthony Wu
Academic offices
Preceded by
Dr Victor Fung
Chairman of the Council of the University of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Dr Arthur Li
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ronald Arculli
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal
Succeeded by
Stanley Ho
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal