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Donald Tsang

Hong Kong politician
In order to reach universal suffrage we need to build trust.

Sir Donald Tsang Yam-kuen GBM, KBE (born 7 October 1944) was the second Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012.


  • All of the members of my new team have displayed in their work a strong sense of pragmatism that I promote. … While the backgrounds of principal officials are diverse, they all share a common commitment to our country, our territory and our people and agree with my governing philosophy.
  • People can go to the extreme like what we saw during the Cultural Revolution. For instance, in China, when people take everything into their own hands, then you cannot govern the place. … [It] was the people taking power into their own hands. Now that is what you mean by democracy if you take it to the full swing.

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