Governor Chris Patten said 'all the resources available' had been committed to help Chan's family and the injured protester, Fong Yue-yuen. 'I would like to extend my condolences to his family and friends,' he said. The Government held an emergency meeting after hearing the news and Acting Chief Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung said officials in Japan, Taiwan and China had been asked to provide every possible assistance. 'I take this [chance] to appeal to all for calm,' he said. Cheung Man-yee, Director of Broadcasting at RTHK where Chan hosted current affairs programmes from the 1970s until 1991, said: 'It has come as a real shock to us.' Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, visiting Australia, said she was distressed to learn of the death. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Seiroku Kajiyama, said: 'We pray that the soul of the person who has died rests in peace.' Zhou Nan, Director of Xinhua (the New China News Agency) said: 'I am deeply sorry for his death.' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Shen Guofang said: 'We mourn the fate of our Hong Kong compatriot . . . who gave up his precious life.'