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Club Lunch: The Next Legco Council: The Way Forward

Date: 1 Jan 1970 12:00 AM | Venue:

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:15pm – address
1st Floor

Speaker:Mrs. Anson Chan GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP,

Former Chief Secretary of Administration

The Convener of Hong Kong 2020


Mrs. Chan is one of a very few people who have served as both Official and Unofficial Members of the Legislative Council, having been elected to represent the Hong Kong Island constituency in 2007, six years after retiring from the civil service.  She drew on her extensive experience of the inner workings of the Council to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the current system and suggest what can be done to pave the way for the incoming Council to be more effective, less polarized and more able to inspire the confidence and respect of the Hong Kong electorate.  She also commented on the relationship between the executive and the legislative and the role of the Executive Council.


Anson Chan was the first Chinese and the first woman to assume the post of Chief Secretary during the colonial administration. She was also the first Chief Secretary for Administration after Hong Kong’s transition to Chinese sovereignty. She won a seat in the Hong Kong Island Legislative Council by-election in 2007. She retired from the Public Service after 39 years but remains active in promoting democracy and good governance in Hong Kong and defending “one country, two systems, Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong.”


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