Mr. Donald Tong, JP Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs
December 2, 2009 from 4:15PM-4:45PM
“The View from Hong Kong”
Mr. Donald Tong Chi-keung (唐智強) was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983 and joined the Hong Kong civil service in the same year.
Mr. Tong assumed the post of the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, the most senior representative of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in the U.S., in October 2008. As Commissioner, he directs the HKSAR Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the U.S.. He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco.
Immediately prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, responsible for policy formulation on development of social enterprise and youth, promotion of civic education and human rights, regulation of gambling, legal aid, religious and data privacy matters. He was also responsible for promoting Olympism and the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events in Hong Kong in 2008.
Mr. Tong also worked in various Government departments, including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department where he as Deputy Director-General oversaw the administration of 18,000 staff responsible for the provision of public environmental hygiene facilities and services across the territory; and in the New Airport Projects Coordination Office which was established specifically for overseeing the construction of Hong Kong International Airport commissioned in 1998. He also worked as then Deputy Secretary for Environment, responsible for policy formulation over sewage and waste management, promotion of environmental education, and energy efficiency.
Mr. Tong served as the First Secretary in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, D.C. from 1991 to 1994; and was Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Canada
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