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Biographical notes on new HKSAR gov't lineup


08:52, June 29, 2012

Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying (6th L, front) and principal officials of the fourth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) pose for group photos during a press conference in Hong Kong, south China, June 28, 2012. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

HONG KONG, June 28 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council, or Cabinet, on Thursday appointed the lineup of principal officials of the fourth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in line with the Basic Law of the HKSAR.

The officials were nominated by Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. They include 15 principal officials on non-civil service terms appointed under the accountability system,and five principal officials heading the disciplined services, the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Audit Commission for the fourth term of the HKSAR government.

The following are the biographical notes on the appointed officials based on materials provided by the Information Services Department of the HKSAR government:

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, aged 55, was Secretary for Development of the HKSAR from July 1, 2007. Before assuming the post, she served the Government as an Administrative Officer for about 27 years. She joined the Administrative Service in August 1980, and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006.

John Tsang Chun-wah, aged 61, was appointed Financial Secretary on July 1, 2007. Before joining the political team in 2003, he had served the Government as an Administrative Officer since November 1982. He was Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands ( Planning and Lands) from July 2002 to July 2003 and Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology from August 2003 to January 2006.

Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, aged 48, specializes in civil litigation, especially commercial disputes. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003, a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006.

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