Tang Hsiang Chien

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tang.
Tang Hsiang Chien
Chinese 唐翔千

Leo Tang Hsiang Chien, GBS, OBE, JP (born June 8, 1923, Shanghai) was a member of the Standing Committee of the 7–9th CPPCC National Committee.

Tang graduated from Utopia University in Shanghai in 1945 and received a master's degree from Illinois State University in 1948. He moved to Hong Kong in 1950.[1] He is the father of Henry Tang Ying Yen, the former Financial Secretary of Hong Kong and candidate for Chief Executive in 2012.[2]

Political and community leader[edit]

Tang's position inside the standing community placed him in lead positions on a number of boards and committees. He had an important role in Hong Kong's transfer of power from the UK to China in the years leading up to 1997. His business ventures included managing director of SOCO Textiles (Hong Kong) Ltd., chairman of Peninsula Knitters Ltd. of Hong Kong, general manager of Xinjiang Tianshan Woolen Fabric Co, Ltd. and general manager of Shanghai United Woolentex Group and Guandong Lianfa Woolen Fabric Co. Ltd.[citation needed]

His community work included chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Trade Union, member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and vice-chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. During the reversion of Hong Kong to China, he served on the PRC Consultative Committee on Basic Law, on the first group of Hong Kong Affairs Advisors, on the Preparatory Committee for Hong Kong SAR and on the Selection Committee for the first Hong Kong SAR government.[3]


  1. ^ "Culture czar". The Standard. Hong Kong. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Keys to future are economic stability, sustainability: Tang". The Standard. Hong Kong. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tang Backers Seek 2-Year Term for New Hong Kong Chief, Lee Says". Bloomberg. 3 March 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Nellie Fong
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Michael Suen
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star