ANSON CHAN – THE METAMORPHOSIS OF ‘ONE COUNTRY, TWO SYSTEMS’
Anson Chan GCMG, CBE, GBM, JP (born 17 January 1940) is the former Chief Secretary in both the British colonial government of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government under the Chinese sovereignty. Chan was lauded as the most powerful woman in Asia for her role as the deputy of British Governor Chris Patten, and later Tung Chee-hwa.
As the subject of separation bears on the minds of people throughout Britain, the Asia Scotland Institute is proud to present one of Asia’s most remarkable leaders, and unwitting role-model for gender equality, Anson Chan. In an evening talk, Chan will describe her instrumental involvement in supporting Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese ownership, and the resulting economic and cultural impacts.