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Francis Cornish

Airport talks expert to be consul-general

Sir Andrew Burns, a British expert who took part in the new airport talks, is to become consul-general, it was announced yesterday.

Sir Andrew, Deputy Under-Secretary of Trade and Investment, will succeed Francis Cornish late next month.

Wednesday, 8 October, 1997, 12:00am

Cornish praises 'restraint'

British envoy Francis Cornish has praised senior Chinese officials for allowing the SAR a free hand to run its own affairs.

However, the Consul-General said Britain was concerned by the big cut in the electorate for next year's election.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Future envoy defends swearing-in role

Britain's senior representative in Hong Kong said yesterday that his planned presence at the swearing-in of the provisional legislature did not imply a change of stance.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

The building which will symbolise - and accommodate - Britain's presence in the territory after July 1 was opened by Princess Anne yesterday.

The $290 million future consulate-general was hailed as a 'concrete demonstration' of Britain's commitment to Hong Kong.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

In a manner of speaking

FRANCIS Cornish, the British Trade Commissioner, has not always kept the low profile required of him while he is merely Her Majesty's second most senior representative in Hong Kong.

18 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Trade position

MR Francis Cornish, 51, has been appointed Senior British Trade Commissioner in Hongkong and takes up his new post in mid-September. He replaces Mr Stephen Day, whose tour of duty was cut short by illness. Mr Cornish is head of the Foreign Office's news department.

14 May 1993 - 12:00am

Diplomat to replace Day

THE new Senior British Trade Commissioner in Hongkong is to be Mr Francis Cornish, the head of the Foreign Office's news department, according to a source in London.

The Foreign Office yesterday declined to comment on the report, but an official said Mr Cornish was due for a move. He would replace Mr Stephen Day, who has resigned due to health reasons.

25 Apr 1993 - 12:00am