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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