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The Woman to Watch

Anson Chan, 57

BACKGROUND: Born into a prominent Shanghai family, one of eight children. Moved to Hong Kong in 1948. Joined the civil service in 1962.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Pushed for deregulation in Hong Kong, improved women's position in civil service, became first woman and first local to head civil service.

DILEMMA: A loyal lieutenant to Governor Chris Patten, she has pledged to work in the new government of C.H. Tung, which may undo some of Patten's reforms.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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