Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first chief executive after the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: May Tse

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa honoured by Beijing for contribution to ‘one country, two systems’, praised for ‘safeguarding national security’ during tenure

  • Observers and lawmakers say central government made the move with current political crisis engulfing city in mind
  • Tung is the only Hongkonger on a list of 42 awardees to get national medals and honorary titles as part of 70th anniversary commemoration
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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Tung Chee-hwa was Hong Kong’s first chief executive after the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: May Tse
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