Media Advisory - Hon. Anson Chan, former chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to speak at Fraser Institute luncheon

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - The Honourable Anson Chan, former Chief
Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR),
will discuss the critical role of freedom and democracy in shaping the future
of Hong Kong's economy at a Fraser Institute luncheon in Toronto on Friday,
April 20.
    Mrs. Chan will also discuss her ideas for a roadmap and timetable for
electoral reform leading to universal suffrage in Hong Kong, both for election
of the Chief Executive and for elections to the Legislative Council.
    Mrs. Chan retired in early 2001 as the Chief Secretary for Administration
of the HKSAR after nearly 40 years of service. As Chief Secretary, she was the
principal adviser to Hong Kong's Executive, Mr. Tung Chee Hwa. Mrs. Chan was
the first woman and the first Chinese to hold the post of Chief Secretary
after 150 years of British rule.

    There will be a media table and interested media are invited to attend.

    DATE:     Friday, April 20, 2007

    TIME:     12:15pm - Lunch
              12:45pm - Speech (timing is approximate)
              1:15pm - Q & A

    LOCATION: Intercontinental Toronto Centre
              225 Front Street West
              Toronto, ON

    The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational
organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and
communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on
the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does
not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Raeann Co, Media Relations Co-ordinator, The
Fraser Institute, Tel. (604) 688-0221 ext. 568, Email:

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