The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 06, 2008 10:00 ET

Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; The Honourable Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to Speak at Fraser Institute Cocktail Series

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - Hong Kong is a role model for open markets and the power of entrepreneurship but the concept of universal suffrage-one person, one vote-has yet to catch up to Western standards.

Join Dr. Anson Chan, former chief secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), for a discussion of her proposed roadmap and timetable for electoral reform leading to open elections for Hong Kong's Chief Executive and members of the Legislative Council. Chan will be speaking as part of the Fraser Institute's cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Centini, Tuesday, June 10.

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. Chan was the first woman and first person of Chinese ancestry to hold the post of Chief Secretary after 150 years of British rule.

The Fraser Institute's Behind the Spin cocktail series offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate. The series is hosted by well-known commentator Danielle Smith.

Chan will be available for media interviews on June 10. Please contact Raeann English to co-ordinate details at (604) 688-0221 ext. 568.

Interested media are invited to attend the event.

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: Centini Restaurant and Lounge
160 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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