Time For Tung To Go?

The two biggest moments in Tung Chee-hwa's political life took place in two Chinese cities, under two Chinese leaders. In January 1996, a year-and-a-half before Hong Kong's handover to China, the 150 members of the committee overseeing the transition clustered in Beijing's Great Hall of the People to show fealty to their new sovereign, China's President Jiang Zemin. As the delegation posed for a group shot, a beaming Jiang strode across the hall, singled out Tung, and vigorously pumped his hand. With that one gesture, Jiang anointed Tung as China's first postcolonial Chief Executive of Hong Kong.


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