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Financial Secretary
香港特別行政區財政司司長
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Incumbent
The Hon Paul Chan

since 16 January 2016
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofExecutive Council
Reports toLegislative Council
Residence45 Shouson Hill Road
AppointerState Council of the People's Republic of China
nomination by Chief Executive
Term lengthNo longer than the Chief Executive's remaining term
Formation1 July 1997
SalaryHK$4.3 million p.a.[1]
WebsiteFSO
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Politics and government
of Hong Kong
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Financial Secretary
Traditional Chinese財政司司長

The Financial Secretary (Chinese: 財政司司長) is the title held by the Hong Kong government minister who is responsible for all economic and financial matters. The position is among the three most senior Principal Officials of the Government, second only to the Chief Secretary in the order of precedence (but not subordinate to the CS). Together with other secretaries, the Financial Secretary is accountable to the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive (the Governor before the 1997 transfer of sovereignty) for his actions in supervising the formulation and implementation of financial and economic policies.

The position evolved out of the office of the Colonial Treasurer before 1940. The Financial Secretary is a member of the Executive Council, and gives advice to the Chief Executive in that capacity. He is also responsible for delivering the annual budget to the Legislative Council. To date, it is the only office among the three highest Principal Officials of the Government (Chief Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Secretary for Justice/Attorney General) not to have been occupied by a woman.

The incumbent Financial Secretary is Paul Chan Mo-po.

List of Secretaries

Secretaries and Treasurers to the Superintendent, 1842–1844