Luen Thai CEO Voted As Member of Hong Kong's Election Committee
Luen Thai CEO Henry Tan was elected one of the members of the Election Committee in Hong Kong on December 10, 2006. As a member of the committee, he has a mandate to choose the territory’s new Chief Executive in March 2007 election.
A tiny proportion – 200,000 eligible voters – of Hong Kong's population of nearly seven million voted for the members of the Election Committee. Eligible voters only picked their own sector's representative.
China’s leadership hailed the election as a sign of the city's commitment to democracy.
Chief Executive Donald Tsang now heads the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He officially took office on June 21, 2005 after China’s State Council announced the approval. Former Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa tendered his resignation on March 12, 2005, citing ill health.
Hong Kong, the southern Chinese territory, readies itself for the election of the new Chief Executive in March 2007.