Hilton Cheong-Leen

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Hilton Cheong-Leen CBE (Chinese: 張有興, born 6 August 1922 in Georgetown, British Guyana) is Hong Kong politician. He is a former long-time Urban Councillor and former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong


Cheong-Leen is the chairman and the founder of the Hong Kong Civic Association, which he founded in 1954. He was first elected as a member of the Civic Association to the Urban Council of Hong Kong on 1 April 1957 and also the Vice-Chairman of the Council. He served in the Urban Council until 1991.

Cheong-Leen was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1973 and indirectly elected in 1985 and served until 1988. Cheong-Leen was instrumental in pushing for nine years of compulsory schooling.

Personal life[edit]

Cheong-Leen married in 1945 and became the father of two boys and two girls. His wife died in 1979. Murder victim Nancy Gan Wan Geok reportedly wed him in 1990.[1] He is the father of the ballerina and designer Flora Cheong-Leen who was married to actor Russell Wong.


  1. ^ "Indonesian maid charged with socialite's murder". The Straits Times. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  • Urban Council, Urban Council Annual Report, 1974
  • Virginia Maher, "Hilton Cheong-Leen," in: South China Morning Post, 28 July 2003, p. 6.
Political offices
Preceded by
Woo Pak-chuen
Member of the Urban Council
Succeeded by
San Stephen Wong
Preceded by
Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales
Chairman of the Urban Council
Succeeded by
Hugh Moss Gerald Forsgate
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Unofficial Member
Succeeded by
Hu Fa-kuang
New constituency Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Representative for Urban Council
Succeeded by
Elsie Tu