Paul Tang (civil servant)

This article is about The Hong Kong civil servant. For the Dutch politician and MEP, see Paul Tang (politician).
The Honourable
Paul Tang Kwok-wai
Secretary for the Civil Service
In office
1 July 2012  21 July 2015
Preceded by Denise Yue
Succeeded by Clement Cheung
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 5758)
British Hong Kong
Nationality  Hong Kong
Political party None
Alma mater University of Hong Kong

Paul Tang Kwok-wai JP (Chinese: 鄧國威, born 1958) is a former Secretary for the Civil Service of Hong Kong.


Tang graduated from University of Hong Kong in 1978. In the same year, Tang began his civil servant career in the Administrative Service. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary for the Environment and Food in 2000. A year later, Tang was Deputy Secretary for Transport, which later became Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works. In 2003, he began serving as Director of Social Welfare. Tang was appointed as Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour (Labour) and Commissioner for Labour in 2007. After the government re-organisating in July 2007, he served as Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare until 2012, which he was appointed as Secretary for the Civil Service.[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Denise Yue
Secretary for the Civil Service
Succeeded by
Clement Cheung

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