Fernando Chui facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
|2nd Chief Executive of Macau|
20 December 2009 – 20 December 2019
|Chinese Premier||Wen Jiabao
|Secretary of Administration and Justice||Sonia Chan|
|Preceded by||Edmund Ho Hau Wah|
|Succeeded by||Ho Iat-seng|
|Macau Secretary for Social Affairs
20 December 1999 – 20 December 2009
|Chief Executive||Edmund Ho Hau Wah|
|Preceded by||Antonio Salavessa da Costa
as Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture of Macau;
as Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget of Macau
|Succeeded by||Cheong U|
|Born||13 January 1957
|Spouse(s)||Winnie Fok Wai-fun|
|Alma mater||California State University, Sacramento
University of Oklahoma
Fernando Chui Sai-on GCM (Chinese: 崔世安; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Sai3 On1; born 13 January 1957) is a Macau politician who served as the 2nd Chief Executive of Macau from 2009 to 2019. He served as Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009.
Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak-seng and Chan Keng-fan, the second son after Chui Sai-cheong. His wife is a niece of the late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung.
In Macau, Chui attended Lingnan High School and then finished high school at Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu before pursuing his post-secondary education. Chui obtained his university training in the United States where he obtained his various degrees:
- Bachelor's degree in City Hygiene Administration from California State University, Sacramento
- PhD in Public Health at the University of Oklahoma
- Registered member of the American Association of Public Hygiene
- Registered member of the American Association for the Management of Medical Affairs
He was guest professor at the Huanan Teachers Training University.
Due to studying in the United States at a younger age, Chui did not have the opportunity to study Mandarin (Putonghua), and thus does not speak it well. This was evident when he made his oath of acceptance as Chief Executive of Macao in front of Chinese leader Hu Jintao.
Chief Executive of Macau
Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Chui served as a member of the 5th Legislative Assembly of Macau.
In June 2009 Chui was declared to be the sole candidate for the position of Macau's chief executive. He was nominated by 286 members of the 300-member election committee. On election day, 26 July 282 committee members voted for Chui (14 blank, 4 abstention), and was subsequently appointed by Wen Jiabao, Premier of China. He assumed his new role as Chief Executive of Macau in December 2009.
On 31 August 2014, Chui was re-elected as Macau's Chief Executive with 380 votes from the 400-member election committee. Meanwhile, 7,762 Macau residents voted having no confidence in Chui becoming the Chief Executive in an unofficial "referendum".
List of policy addresses
|Year||Candidate||Hare quota||Mandate||List Votes||List Pct|
|1992||Fernando Chui Sai-on (UPD)||3,271||No.5/8||6,543||23.75%|
|2009||Fernando Chui Sai-on||282||95.27%|
|2014||Fernando Chui Sai-on||380||96.95%|
- Executive manager and director of Medical and Health Department of the Tung Sin Tong Charitable Institution
- President of Macau Jaycees
- Executive Director of Macau Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association
- board member of the Macau Eye-Bank Foundation
- Vice President of the Association of the Management Professionals
- Honorary President of the Association of Nursing Staff of Macau
Chui is also involved in youth and education causes including:
- tutor in the Chamber of Commerce for International Youth
- member of the Youth Committee of the Macau Government
- headmaster of the Kiang Ping School
- President of the Youth Association of the Kiang Wu Hospital
- member and Standing Committee member of All-China Youth Federation
- Grand-Cross of the Order of Merit, Portugal (9 May 2014)
Fernando Chui Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.