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T. K. Ann

Tse-Kai Ann

Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
In office
15 March 1993 – 3 June 2000
Personal details
Born(1912-06-26)26 June 1912
Died3 June 2000(2000-06-03) (aged 87)
Hong Kong
Spouse(s)Chen Wai Wing
Yih Jen Chuen

Tse Kai Ann GBM OBE JP(Chinese: 安子介; pinyin: Ān Zǐjiè) (26 June 1912 – 3 June 2000) was a Hong Kong industrialist, legislator and sinologist. He was the author of Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, a textbook on Chinese characters.

Ann lived in Hong Kong and was a prominent member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He represented the Winsor Industrial Group and, from 1970 to 1978, represented the Chamber of Commerce in the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo).[1]

In 1973, Ann chaired a LegCo commission of enquiry into a teachers' strike.[2]

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles is a textbook for learning Chinese characters. It was originally published as a five volume set, but was later (1987) printed as an abridged version in one volume.


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  2. ^ Sweeting, Anthony (2004). Education in Hong Kong, 1941 to 2001. Hong Kong University Press. p. 326. ISBN 962-209-675-1.

External links

  • Ann, T.K. (1987). Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, by Conceptualizing and Philosophizing Approach. Hong Kong: Stockflows. ISBN 962-7056-14-6.
Business positions
Preceded by
Chung Sze-yuen
Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Succeeded by
James Wu
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Yuet-keung Kan
Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Succeeded by
Sir Yuet-keung Kan