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HK Chief Executive names new top officials
   CCTV.COM   2003-08-05 09:08:21   
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa has announced the appointment of four new principal government officials. The appointments were made by the State Council according to Hong Kong's basic law and Tung's nominations.

    Tang Ying-yen, the region's new financial secretary, comes from the business sector. Before joining the government, he served in various public service posts. Tung Chee Hua says Tang's understanding of the markets and more than one year's experience in government make him the best choice for the post.

    The other three posts have been taken up by long standing public servants. Lee Siu-kwong is the new secretary for security; Tsang Chun-wah is the secretary for commerce industry and technology, and Wong Hung-chiu is the commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

    Tung Chee Hua says he is confident about these new principal officials because they all have top leadership skills and a wealth of experience. He says he also has confidence in their in-depth understanding of government and how the policy process works. This understanding will help the government become more open, progressive and efficient, working in the interests of the Hong Kong people.

Editor: Xiao Wei

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