The Honourable Tung Chee-hwa is the Vice Chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), People’s Republic of China (PRC). He is the Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and Our Hong Kong Foundation. Prior to these appointments, the Honourable Mr Tung served as the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from July 1997 to March 2005.
Being one of the most important institutions of the PRC, the major responsibilities of the CPPCC are to participate in policy formulation and development, to monitor the work of the government, and to promote consultative democracy. It plays a key role in ensuring two-way communication between the government and the public. CPPCC members comprise distinguished former senior government officials, professionals, academics, political parties, and religious and ethnic groups from all across China.
The China-United States Exchange Foundation aims at promoting understanding and strengthening relationship between the US and China by fostering open dialogue between opinion leaders from governments, think tanks, academia, media and business communities. Our Hong Kong Foundation is founded to pool talents to address Hong Kong’s development needs.
Born in Shanghai in 1937, the Honourable Mr Tung received his BSc from the University of Liverpool. He led a distinguished career and has assumed important public and advisory roles. He was awarded a Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM), the HKSAR’s highest honour, in 2006.