January 5, 2010

The Woodrow Wilson School and the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program co-hosted luncheon lecture with Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Founding Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1997-2005) and Vice Chair of the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the PRC. Mr. Tung gave lecture entitled "U.S.-China Relations: What's Next?"

 

Mr. Tung Chee Hwa has served with distinction in a number of public and advisory positions with the Chinese and Hong Kong governments.  Previously, Mr. Tung was the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the People’s Republic of China from 1997 – 2005.  Mr. Tung has also served on the Executive Council of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong/United States Economic Cooperation Committee.  He has served on a number of advisory boards, including the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, Peace, the Advisory Council on the Institute for International Studies of Stanford University, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Mr. Tung is also the Founding Chair of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a non-profit organization to improve communication and enhance understanding between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.  In addition to Mr. Tung’s public service career, his private sector career includes Chair of the Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a publicly-listed company in Hong Kong, from 1979 – 1996. 

Currently, Mr. Tung serves as Vice Chair of the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the PRC, which serves to advise the Chinese government on important national issues.  He is also a Senior Fellow of the Harvard University Asia Centre and a Global Fellow of Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.