Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first leader after the city returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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A recognition of both Tung Chee-hwa and the city he led

  • Hong Kong’s first chief executive has been nominated for the national titles of honour after helping lay the foundation for the city to tread the unprecedented path of ‘one country, two systems’

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Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first leader after the city returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first leader after the city returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa nominated for China’s highest title of honour ahead of 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic

  • Tung is only Hongkonger on list of 36 nominees which also includes first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize
  • The first chief executive after the end of British rule, Tung nominated for contribution to city’s smooth transition to Chinese sovereignty
Topic |   Chinese culture

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Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first leader after the city returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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