Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng
Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong politicians remember former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen as ‘low-key’ yet influential

Praise from across city’s political spectrum for statesman who blended skill, tact and charm

Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng
Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen (centre) during a visit to Hong Kong with the city’s former leader, Tung Chee-hwa (left), and his No 2 official, Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Photo: Robert Ng
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