|First Tung Chee-hwa Government|
1st Government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region
|Date formed||1 July 1997|
|Date dissolved||30 June 2002|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Jiang Zemin|
|Head of government||Tung Chee-hwa|
|No. of ministers||18|
|Member parties||DAB, LP|
|Status in legislature||Pro-Beijing majority|
|Opposition party||Pro-democracy camp|
|Election(s)||1996 Chief Executive election|
|Legislature term(s)||1st Legislative Council|
2nd Legislative Council
|Successor||Second Tung government|
The First term of Tung Chee-hwa as Chief Executive of Hong Kong, officially considered part of "The 1st term Chief Executive of Hong Kong", relates to the period of governance of Hong Kong since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, between 1 July 1997 and 30 June 2002. Tung Chee-hwa was elected in 1996 by 400-member Selection Committee as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Tung Chee-hwa was elected in 1996 by 400-member Selection Committee as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Tung beat former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong Ti-liang Yang and tycoon Peter Woo with 320 votes.
The policy bureaux were under several reorganisations during the term as following:
- Broadcasting, Culture and Sport Bureau was replaced by Information Technology and Broadcast Bureau on 1 April 1998 and
- Health and Welfare Bureau and Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau transformed into Environment and Health Bureau and Planning and Lands Bureau on 1 January 2000.
Executive Council members
The Executive Council was presided by President Tung Chee-hwa and consisted of total 14 members: three official members including Chief Secretary, Financial Secretary and Secretary for Justice and 11 non-official members. All members are appointed by the Chief Executive from among members of the Legislative Council and other influential public personnels.
Antony Leung became the official member of the ExCo on 30 April 2001 when he took the Financial Secretary post.
|Members||Affiliation||Portfolio||Took Office||Left Office||Ref|
|Chung Sze-yuen||Nonpartisan||Non-official Convenor of the ExCo (1997–99);
Former Senior Unofficial Member of ExCo & LegCo
|1 July 1997||30 June 1999|
|Yang Ti-liang||Nonpartisan||Former Chief Judge of Hong Kong||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|CY Leung||Nonpartisan||Non-official Convenor of the ExCo (1999–2011);
|1 July 1997||Tung II|
|Nellie Fong||Nonpartisan||Accountant||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Rosanna Wong||Nonpartisan||Chairwoman of Housing Authority||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Tam Yiu-chung||DAB||Legislative Councillor||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Raymond Chien||Nonpartisan||Director of HSBC and Wharf||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Charles Lee||Nonpartisan||Chairman of HKEx||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Henry Tang||Liberal||Provisional Legislative Councillor||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
|Antony Leung||Nonpartisan||Chairman of Education Commission||1 July 1997||30 April 2001|
|Chung Shui-ming||Nonpartisan||Chairman of Housing Society||1 July 1997||30 June 2002|
as Governor of Hong Kong
| Government of Hong Kong