The Second term of Tung Chee-hwa as Chief Executive of Hong Kong, officially considered part of "The 2nd term Chief Executive of Hong Kong", relates to the period of governance of Hong Kong since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, between 1 July 2002 and 12 March 2005 until Tung Chee-hwa resigned from the office and the rest of the term was taken up by former Chief Secretary for Administration Donald Tsang.
Incumbent Tung Chee-hwa was nominated by the 800-member Election Committee (EC) without contest despite his declining popularity. The pro-democracy camp argued that the electoral process was deliberately designed to obstruct any challenge to Tung.
Under the Principal Officials Accountability System introduced by Tung Chee-hwa in July 2002, there were 3 Secretaries of Department and 11 Directors of Bureau. Under the new system, all heads of bureaux became members of the Executive Council, and came directly under the Chief Executive instead of the Chief Secretary or the Financial Secretary.
Two major officials under serve criticisms resigned during the political crisis in July 2003: Financial Secretary Antony Leung resigned in July after the "Lexusgate" scandal and Secretary for Security Regina Ip after the controversial Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 legislation.
|Portfolio||Minister||Took office||Left office||Party|
|Chief Executive||Tung Chee-hwa||1 July 2002||12 March 2005||Nonpartisan|
|Chief Secretary for Administration||Donald Tsang||1 May 2001||31 May 2005||Nonpartisan|
|Financial Secretary||Antony Leung||1 May 2001||16 July 2003||Nonpartisan|
|Henry Tang||5 August 2003||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Justice||Elsie Leung||1 July 1997||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for the Civil Service||Joseph Wong||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology||Henry Tang||1 July 2002||3 August 2003||Nonpartisan|
|John Tsang||5 August 2003||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Constitutional Affairs||Stephen Lam||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Economic Development and Labour||Stephen Ip||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Education and Manpower||Arthur Li||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works||Sarah Liao||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury||Frederick Ma||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food||Yeoh Eng-kiong||1 July 2002||11 October 2004||Nonpartisan|
|York Chow||12 October 2004||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Home Affairs||Patrick Ho||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands||Michael Suen||1 July 2002||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
|Secretary for Security||Regina Ip||1 July 2002||24 July 2003||Nonpartisan|
|Ambrose Lee||5 August 2003||Tsang I||Nonpartisan|
The Executive Council was headed by Chief Executive and with total of 19 members: 3 secretaries and 11 directors of the bureaux as official members and 5 non-official members. All non-official members except for Convenor Leung Chun-ying was newly appointed by Tung Chee-hwa.
Tung allied himself with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) and the Liberal Party, by appointing chairmen of the Liberal Party and DAB, James Tien and Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to the Executive Council to form a "ruling alliance."
On 5 July 2003, James Tien resigned from the ExCo to show objection to the legislation of Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23, after more than 5 millions people marched on 1 July. Tung later on appointed Selina Chow, also from the Liberal Party to replace Tien.
In October 2004, Tung appointed two additional non-official members to the Executive Council.
|Members||Affiliation||Portfolio||Took Office||Left Office||Ref|
|Leung, CYCY Leung||Nonpartisan||Non-official Convenor of the ExCo;
|1 July 1997||Tsang I|
|Tsang, JasperJasper Tsang||DAB||Legislative Councillor||1 July 2002||Tsang I|
|Cheng, Yiu-tongCheng Yiu-tong||FTU||General secretary of FTU||1 July 2002||Tsang I|
|Liao, AndrewAndrew Liao||Nonpartisan||Former deputy judge of High Court||1 July 2002||Tsang I|||
|Tien, JamesJames Tien||Liberal||Legislative Councillor||1 July 2002||5 July 2003|
|Chow, SelinaSelina Chow||Liberal||Legislative Councillor||22 September 2003||Tsang I|
|Cha, LauraLaura Cha||Nonpartisan||Non-executive deputy chairman of HSBC||19 October 2004||Tsang I|||
|Chan, BernardBernard Chan||Alliance||Businessman and politician||26 October 2004||Tsang I|
|Government of Hong Kong