Lu Ping (Chinese: 魯平; 27 September 1927 – 3 May 2015)[2] was a Chinese politician and diplomat. He served as Head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. He is best known as China's delegation head and main representative during negotiations for the transfer of sovereignties of Hong Kong and Macau from Britain and Portugal to the PRC and labelled the last governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten as "Sinner of a Thousand Years" (Chinese: 千古罪人) for his unilateral electoral reform proposals.[3]

Lu Ping
Head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office
In office
November 1990 – July 1997
PremierLi Peng
Preceded byJi Pengfei
Succeeded byLiao Hui
Personal details
Born(1927-09-27)27 September 1927
Shanghai, China
Died3 May 2015(2015-05-03) (aged 87)
Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
SpouseXi Liang (m. 1949)[1]
Children1 son
1 daughter

Born in Shanghai, Lu graduated from St. John's University, Shanghai in 1947 and joined the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in 1978.


  1. ^ Publications, Europa (2003). The International Who's Who 2004. Psychology Press. p. 1029. ISBN 9781857432176.
  2. ^ Cheung, Gary (4 May 2015). "Lu Ping, top Beijing official who branded Chris Patten a 'sinner for 1,000 years', dies aged 87". Hong Kong: South China Morning Post. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ "彭定康:寬宏對待中國罵名". BBC News. 4 April 2002. Retrieved 25 April 2013.