Tung Chee-hwa

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Birthday
7, 1937
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
China

About

This Hong Kong political leader served as his country's Chief Executive from 1997 until 2005. After resigning from office, he accepted a high-ranking position with the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultive Conference.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, he entered politics. Soon after taking office as Chief Executive, he faced the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997.

Trivia

In the first decade of the 21st Century, he founded the China-United States Exchange Foundation.

Family Life

A native of Shanghai, China, he later settled in Hong Kong. His marriage to Betty Tung resulted in four children: Alan, Andrew, Andy, and Audrey.

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During a 2004 address, Chinese President Hu Jintao publicly accused Chee-hwa of poor national leadership.