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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.


Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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