Elizabeth Wong (author)

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This page is about the novelist and former politician. For the Malaysian politician and human rights activist, please see Elizabeth Wong.
The Honourable
Elizabeth Wong (née Chien)
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
17 September 1995 – 30 June 1997
Constituency Public, Social and Personal Services
Majority 45.75%
Secretary of the Hygiene and Welfare Bureau
In office
Preceded by Chow Tak-hei
Succeeded by Fok Law Siu-ching
Director of the Social Welfare Department
In office
Preceded by Anson Chan
Succeeded by Michael David Cartland
Personal details
Born 1937 (age 79–80)
Shanghai, Republic of China
Nationality New Zealand
Residence Sydney
Alma mater University of Hong Kong (B.A. in English Literature)
Occupation Retired official, former teacher at St. Paul's Co-educational College

Elizabeth "Libby" Wong Chien Chi-lien, CBE, ISO, JP (Traditional Chinese: 黃錢其濂) is a former civil servant and politician from Hong Kong, born in Shanghai, China.[1] Wong holds New Zealand citizenship, and is currently residing in Sydney. She is now a popular fiction writer. Her novels in English and Chinese are Rainbow City and its sequel Flower Mountain.[2]

Wong served in the Hong Kong Government as the Director of Social Welfare from March 1987 to February 1990, and Secretary for Health and Welfare from February 1990 to 1994. She was a member of the Legislative Council from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, she quit politics to write.


  1. ^ "Libby Wong". Wild & Woolley. 2006. Archived from the original on 23 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Author:"Wong, Libby"". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Public, Social and Personal Services constituency
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council