Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa held discussions over the choice of his principal officials with senior Chinese officers in Beijing yesterday, but refused to disclose details on his return. Mr Tung would only say the transition of senior officials had been on the agenda of a breakfast working meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Qian Qichen and Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Director Lu Ping . He said, however, that no specific official had been named, and that he had not forwarded any list of secretary-grade names that he was considering to help lead his interim team. 'I have not named any person. But they [the Chinese leaders] reiterated their high degree of faith in my choice,' Mr Tung said. A report, or a list of names of the team-designate, would be submitted to the central Government in due course, he added. But Mr Tung did reveal some requirements that senior officials had to meet before they could remain in office. 'Personal ability and commitment towards Hong Kong are extremely important.' However, Mr Tung said he was not making any specific stance on the provisional legislature a prerequisite. 'I have said many times that Hong Kong has an excellent civil service. It is most important that they are politically neutral. There is no other consideration.' Concerns have been raised over whether opponents of the interim body are eligible for Mr Tung's team-designate. Mr Tung confirmed former deputy director of housing Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun would work as his private secretary, but denied he had required Beijing's blessing.