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Anson Chan

Personal data
Date of birth17 January 1940(age 77)
Place of birthShanghai, Republic of China
NationalityChinese (Hong Kong)
SpouseArchibald Chan Tai-wing
RelationsFang Shin-hau (father)
Fang Zhaoling (mother)
Harry Fang (uncle)
ChildrenChan Wai-ling
Chan Hong-wai
Alma materSacred Heart Canossian College (1949 1957)
St. Paul's Convent School (1957 1958)
University of Hong Kong (1959 1962)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Chief Secretary for Administration
Assumed office1 July 1997 30 April 2002
Succeeded bySir Donald Tsang
Chief Secretary
Assumed office29 November 1993 30 June 1997
Preceded bySir David Robert Ford
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office5 December 2007 30 September 2008
Majority54.84%
Preceded byMa Lik

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Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan Fang On-sang GBM GCMG (hon.)CBE JP(born 17 January 1940 in Shanghai) was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for Hong Kong Island, succeeding the late legislator Ma Lik.

Before running for LegCo, she served as the head of Hong Kong's civil service before and after the territory's handover to the People's Republic of China from British colonial rule. Noted for her poise and smile, she was the first woman and the first Chinese to hold the second-highest governmental position in Hong Kong. Since November 2005 she has identified herself with the pro-democracy camp, and won the December 2007 by-election for the Hong Kong Island seat in the Legislative Council, as an independent.


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