Susana Chou

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Susana Chou Vaz da Luz
Chou Kei Jan

GML, GCM, ComMA, ComMI
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President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau
In office
20 December 1999 – 15 October 2009
Preceded by Anabela Fátima Xavier Sales Ritchie
Succeeded by Lau Cheok Va
Personal details
Born 2 December 1941
Shanghai, China
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Anhui University
University of Paris
Profession chartered accountant
Susana Chou
Chinese 曹其真

Susana Chou Vaz da Luz also known as Chou Kei Jan (born 2 December 1941 in Shanghai) was the President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau from 1999 to 2009.[1]

Biography[edit]

Chou's ancestral hometown is the current Yinzhou District of the city of Ningbo in China's Zhejiang Province. Chou was born in Shanghai on 2 December 1941, and was the oldest daughter of Chao Kuang Piu, who is an industrial tycoon in Shanghai. While her father moved in Hong Kong after 1949, Chou remained in China until 1968 when she moved to Macau.

Chou studied physics and majored in radio technology at the Anhui University. Chou also studied French language and literature in Paris.[2]

Politics[edit]

In 1976, Chou participated in Portuguese Macau's first direct election of the Legislative Assembly, and was successful in the election. From 1984 to 1999, she served in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth sessions of Portuguese Macau's Legislative Assembly.

After the transfer of sovereignty of Macau from Portugal to China in 1999, Chou was elected as the President of new Legislative Assembly for its first, second and third sessions.

Election results[edit]

Year Candidate Hare quota Mandate List Votes List Pct
1976 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz (ADIM) 374 №5/6 1,497 54.95%
1984 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz uncontested FC uncontested
1988 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz walkover FC walkover
1992 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz (UNIF) 2,201 №6/8 2,201 7.99%
1996 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz uncontested FC uncontested
2001 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz walkover FC walkover
2005 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz walkover FC walkover

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 1983, The Commander Degree of the Medal of Agriculture and Industrial Merit, by the President of the Portuguese Republic
  • 1994, The Medal of the Knight of National Order of Merit, by the President of the French Republic
  • 1994, The Medal of Industrial and Commercial Merit, by the Governor of Macau
  • 1999, The Medal of Bravery, by the Governor of Macau
  • 1999, The Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, by the President of the Portuguese Republic
  • 2002, The Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, by the President of the French Republic
  • 2004, The Grand Medal of Lotus Flower, by the Chief Executive of Macau
  • 2007, The Officer of the Legion of Honor, by the President of the French Republic[3]

Extra information[edit]

Preceded by
Anabela Fátima Xavier Sales Ritchie
President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau (Portugal)
President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau
1999–2009
Succeeded by
Lau Cheok Va

References[edit]