“𝐻𝐾 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎. 𝐻𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝐻𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑜𝑛𝑔. 𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑛𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑠.”
“𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒, 𝑠𝑜 𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑎𝑟.”
“𝐸𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑏𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑐𝑙𝑒… 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑦. 𝐴𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑦… 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑎 𝑑𝑜𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑.”
“𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑘. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑠𝑜 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑦. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑆𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝐴𝑟𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑒, 𝑖𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒… 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑓𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠.”
“𝑃𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡.”
“𝑊𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑤𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑒 [𝐻𝐾] 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠.”
Bernard Chan is the Convenor of the Non-official Members of Executive Council of Hong Kong. He is President of Asia Financial Holdings and Chairman of Asia Insurance, one of the financially strongest insurers in Hong Kong.
Bernard Chan sits on the Board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Cathay Pacific, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Pomona College. He is engaged in long list of social initiatives in areas of welfare, quality of life and education.
Bernard Chan is recipient of many awards and honorary degrees over the years, including Gold Bauhinia Star and Justice of the Peace by Hong Kong govt.