IMF 'firewall' for Europe touted at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Economic officials meeting in Switzerland this weekend voiced support for a financial "firewall" to stave off the sovereign debt crisis.

Hong Kong fire kills at least 9

HONG KONG, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A fire erupted in a building in the Kowloon part of Hong Kong early Wednesday morning, killing at least nine and injuring 26 others, fire officials said.

Hong Kong reports 1st swine flu case

HONG KONG, May 1 (UPI) -- A Mexican traveler was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu strain after his arrival in Hong Kong, prompting authorities to quarantine his hotel Friday.

Pro-democracy lawmakers keep veto power

HONG KONG, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong's newly elected legislature retained strength to veto any government effort to alter the territory's constitution.
Olympic torch on home soil in Hong Kong

Olympic torch on home soil in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, May 2 (UPI) -- The Olympic torch began the 20th leg of its international relay Friday on home soil in Hong Kong, making its way to Beijing, the site of the 2008 Summer Games.

Hong Kong to have elections in next decade

HONG KONG, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The chief executive of semi-autonomous Hong Kong said China declared the region may directly elect its leaders and legislators within the next decade.

Hong Kong chief outlines ambitious plan

HONG KONG, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang announced a new five-year program Wednesday to include 12 years of free education and tax relief.

Hong Kong marks handover to China

HONG KONG, July 1 (UPI) -- Fireworks, parties and protests marked Sunday's 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.

Tsang starts new term as chief executive

HONG KONG, April 2 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Monday appointed Donald Tsang to a full term as chief executive of Hong Kong after his recent election victory.

Tsang re-elected in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, March 25 (UPI) -- Donald Tsang Yam Kuen was overwhelmingly re-elected to a third term as chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Tsang outpolled the only other contender for the five-year term, Alan Leon, 649-123 in voting by members of the Election

Hong Kong-Beijing relations endangered

HONG KONG, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The rejection of an electoral reform package by Hong Kong legislators is likely to worsen relations with Beijing, Hong Kong's chief executive has warned. Donald Tsang said he would gauge the Chinese leaders' reaction to the defeat of his government's prop

Hong Kong lawmakers seek access to Beijing

HONG KONG, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Democratic legislators in Hong Kong Monday called on Chief Executive Donald Tsang to take them to Beijing to make their case for democracy to China's leaders. The lawmakers also urged Tsang to withdraw his political reform bill, which makes only minor cha

China mouthpiece slams Hong Kong democrats

HONG KONG, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A commentary in the official China Daily Tuesday said it was illegal for democrats in Hong Kong to call for a timetable for the territory to achieve democracy.

Teens told morals should not be privatized

HONG KONG, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Gay rights activists lashed out at Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang after he warned against the "privatization" of morality. "I believe the privatization of morals has become a danger in society. ... A moral is a value shared by the entire society,"

Hong Kong governing council to expand

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The inclusion of more people into Hong Kong's Executive Council is intended to create a better government but is still met with skepticism.
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Donald Tsang

Wah Yan College, Hong Kong

Sir Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen (traditional Chinese: 曾蔭權; simplified Chinese: 曾荫权), GBM, KBE (born 7 October 1944) is the current Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong.

Tsang began his civil service career in 1967, occupying various positions in finance and trade in the Hong Kong Civil Service, and was appointed Financial Secretary of Hong Kong in 1995, becoming the first ethnic Chinese to hold the position under British administration. He remained in that position after the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong before being appointed Chief Secretary for Administration after the resignation of Anson Chan. Tsang has won praise for his handling of the Hong Kong economy both as Chief Executive in the mid-2000s and as Financial Secretary in the late 1990s.

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