First term of Tung Chee-hwa as Chief Executive of Hong Kong

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First Tung Chee-hwa Government
Regional Emblem of Hong Kong.svg
1st Government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region
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Date formed1 July 1997 (1997-07-01)
Date dissolved30 June 2002 (2002-06-30)
People and organisations
Head of stateJiang Zemin
Head of governmentTung Chee-hwa
No. of ministers18
Member partiesDAB, LP
Status in legislaturePro-Beijing majority
Opposition partyPro-democracy camp
History
Election(s)1996 Chief Executive election
Legislature term(s)1st Legislative Council
2nd Legislative Council
PredecessorPatten government
SuccessorSecond Tung government

The First term of Tung Chee-hwa as Chief Executive of Hong Kong, officially considered part of "The 1st term Chief Executive of Hong Kong", relates to the period of governance of Hong Kong since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, between 1 July 1997 and 30 June 2002. Tung Chee-hwa was elected in 1996 by 400-member Selection Committee as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

Election[edit]

Tung Chee-hwa was elected in 1996 by 400-member Selection Committee as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Tung beat former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong Ti-liang Yang and tycoon Peter Woo with 320 votes.

Cabinet[edit]

Ministry[edit]

The policy bureaux were under several reorganisations during the term as following:

  • Broadcasting, Culture and Sport Bureau was replaced by Information Technology and Broadcast Bureau on 1 April 1998 and
  • Health and Welfare Bureau and Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau transformed into Environment and Health Bureau and Planning and Lands Bureau on 1 January 2000.

Notable change in office was the Chief Secretary Anson Chan resigned and stepped down on 30 April 2001. The post was taken by Financial Secretary Donald Tsang.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa1 July 1997Tung IINonpartisan
Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan1 July 199730 April 2001Nonpartisan
 Donald Tsang1 May 2002Tung IINonpartisan
Financial Secretary Donald Tsang1 July 199730 April 2001Nonpartisan
 Antony Leung1 May 2001Tung IINonpartisan
Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung1 July 1997Tung IINonpartisan
Secretary for Broadcasting, Culture and Sport Chau Tak-hay1 July 199730 March 1998Nonpartisan
Secretary for the Civil Service Lam Woon-kwong1 July 199731 July 2000Nonpartisan
 Joseph Wong1 August 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Commerce and Industry Denise Yue1 July 1997March 1998Nonpartisan
 Chau Tak-hay31 March 199830 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Michael Suen1 July 199730 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Economic Services Stephen Ip1 July 199712 June 2000Nonpartisan
 Sandra Lee13 July 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong1 July 19973 July 2000Nonpartisan
 Fanny Law3 July 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Environment and Food Lily Yam1 January 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Financial Services Rafael Hui1 July 199731 May 2000Nonpartisan
 Stephen Ip13 June 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Health and Welfare Katherine Fok1 July 199719 September 1999Nonpartisan
 Yeoh Eng-kiong20 September 1999Tung IINonpartisan
Secretary for Home Affairs David Lan1 July 19979 July 2000Nonpartisan
 Lam Woon-kwong10 July 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Housing Dominic Wong1 July 199730 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Kwong Ki-chiApril 1998June 2000Nonpartisan
 Carrie Yau1 July 200030 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Security Peter Lai1 July 199730 August 1998Nonpartisan
 Regina Ip31 August 1998Tung IINonpartisan
Secretary for Transport Gordon Siu1 July 19974 August 1997Nonpartisan
 Nicholas Ng4 August 19971 April 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Treasury Kwong Ki-chi1 July 199731 March 1998Nonpartisan
 Denise Yue1 April 199830 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Bowen Leung1 July 19974 November 1998Nonpartisan
 Gordon Siu21 January 199931 December 1999Nonpartisan
Secretary for Planning and Lands Gordon Siu1 July 199730 June 2001Nonpartisan
 John Tsang16 July 200130 June 2002Nonpartisan
Secretary for Works Kwong Hon-sang1 July 19977 August 1998Nonpartisan
 Lee Shing-see7 August 199830 June 2002Nonpartisan

Executive Council members[edit]

The Executive Council was presided by President Tung Chee-hwa and consisted of total 14 members: three official members including Chief Secretary, Financial Secretary and Secretary for Justice and 11 non-official members. All members are appointed by the Chief Executive from among members of the Legislative Council and other influential public personnels.

The Convenor of the non-official members was Chung Sze-yuen until his retirement on 30 June 1999. The title was succeeded by Leung Chun-ying.

Antony Leung became the official member of the ExCo on 30 April 2001 when he took the Financial Secretary post.

Members Affiliation Portfolio Took Office Left Office Ref
Chung Sze-yuen Nonpartisan Non-official Convenor of the ExCo (1997–99);
Former Senior Unofficial Member of ExCo & LegCo
1 July 1997 30 June 1999
Yang Ti-liang Nonpartisan Former Chief Judge of Hong Kong 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
CY Leung Nonpartisan Non-official Convenor of the ExCo (1999–2011);
Chartered surveyor
1 July 1997 Tung II
Nellie Fong Nonpartisan Accountant 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Rosanna Wong Nonpartisan Chairwoman of Housing Authority 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Tam Yiu-chung DAB Legislative Councillor 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Raymond Chien Nonpartisan Director of HSBC and Wharf 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Charles Lee Nonpartisan Chairman of HKEx 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Henry Tang Liberal Provisional Legislative Councillor 1 July 1997 30 June 2002
Antony Leung Nonpartisan Chairman of Education Commission 1 July 1997 30 April 2001
Chung Shui-ming Nonpartisan Chairman of Housing Society 1 July 1997 30 June 2002

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Patten
as Governor of Hong Kong
Government of Hong Kong
1997–2002
Succeeded by
Tung II