Response of the Chief Executive's Office to media enquiries on the post-office appointment of former Chief Executive the Hon C Y Leung


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      In response to media enquiries on the post-office appointment of former Chief Executive the Hon C Y Leung, a spokesman for the Chief Executive's Office gave the following reply today (September 13): 
 
     Former Chief Executives (CEs) are subject to a control period of three years after leaving office.  Subject to the provision in (c) below :
 
     (a) during the first year after leaving office, a former CE shall not commence any employment (on either full-time or part-time basis), become a director or a partner in any business or profession, or start any business or profession on his own account or with others; 

     (b) during the second and the third years after leaving office, a former CE is debarred from taking up specified types of employment or appointment (details are set out in the "Restrictions on post-office work of former Chief Executives for avoidance of conflict of interest" available at http://www.ceo.gov.hk/" target="_blank">www.ceo.gov.hk).  He shall seek advice from the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials (the Advisory Committee) before taking up any employment or engaging in any business or professional activity in or outside Hong Kong that are not debarred; and 

     (c) during the three-year control period, a former CE may, without seeking the advice of the Advisory Committee, accept the following appointments, remunerated or otherwise, on a full-time or part-time basis : 
(1) appointments made by the Central Authorities or the HKSAR Government;
(2) appointments to charitable, academic or other non-profit-making organisations; and
(3) appointments to non-commercial regional or international organisations.
 
     A former CE should inform the Government of any appointment covered by (c), remunerated or otherwise, accepted and undertaken by him during the three-year control period.  A former CE should seek the advice of the Advisory Committee if he has any doubt as to whether any appointment is covered by (c), or if he wishes to accept an appointment which appears to him to be in the public interest, but which is not covered by (c).
 
     Former CE the Hon C Y Leung informed the Government in writing on September 11, 2017 that he had accepted appointments as director of two Hong Kong non-profit-making companies, viz.

Belt and Road Hong Kong Centre Company Limited and Bay Area Hong Kong Centre Company Limited, on or about August 31, 2017.  According to Mr Leung, both are Hong Kong companies limited by guarantee without a share capital, are and will be non-profit-making organisations and will not be involved in any business or profession.  The Government is processing the case.



Published on: 2017-09-13

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