|Born||3 July 1937|
|Died||23 January 2017
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
|Alma mater||King's College
Queen Elizabeth School
|Awards||CBE, QPM, CPM|
|Department||Hong Kong Police|
|Years of service||1957–1994|
Li was born of Xinhui ancestry on 3 July 1937. He attended King's College and Queen Elizabeth School. He joined the Hong Kong Police Force in 1957. In April 1969, he became an Inspector. He became Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1978.
He was the first Chinese Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1984 and Deputy Commissioner of Police in 1985. He rose to the rank of Commissioner of Police following the retirement of Raymon Anning in December 1989 and served in the office until his retirement in 1994.
After retiring from the force, Li joined tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Hutchison Whampoa in 1995 while he was still on pre-retirement leave to advise the firms on security matters, which sparked controversies and led the Hong Kong government to tighten the Civil Service regulations in seeking employment after retirement. In 1996, Li was involved in the kidnapping incident of Li Ka-shing's son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, and Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, by notorious gangster Cheung Tze-keung, also known as "Big Spender."
During the 1997 handover period, Li became a member of the HKSAR Preparatory Committee and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He was also a member of the Selection Committee which was responsible for electing the Provisional Legislative Council and the first Chief Executive of the HKSAR in 1996.
Li's wife, whom he met at Queen Elizabeth School, died in November 2007. One of Li's children used to live in Vancouver, Canada but moved back to Hong Kong to keep Li company. The other one[clarification needed] is living in London with Li's grandsons.
|Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong