Dr. Tso Wung-wai (Chinese: 曹宏威; born 28 February 1941), BBS is a Hong Kong politician and chemistry professor. He is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has also served as a Hong Kong delegate to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.

Dr. Wung-wai Tso
Born (1941-02-28) 28 February 1941 (age 78)
Alma materChinese University of Hong Kong
University of Miami
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Occupationuniversity professor
Political partyHong Kong Progressive Alliance

Tso Wung-wai completed his bachelor's degree in biochemistry at CUHK, took an M.Sc in Miami, and went on to study for his Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a member of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance (HKPA).

2004 Legislative Council electionEdit

Prior to the 2004 Hong Kong Legislative Council election, the pro-Beijing camp predicted that the competition would be fierce. Some of the HKPA LegCo candidates were persuaded to quit the election, in an attempt to enable Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) candidates to stand a higher chances of obtaining LegCo seats. In response to this, David Chu Yu-lin, originally a candidate for the LegCo constituency of the New Territories East, was replaced by Tso.[1][2] He had a slim chance of obtaining a seat in the election, and unsurprisingly he lost with just 14,174 votes, less than a quarter of any other list in the same constituency.[3]

During his campaigns, Tso gained prominence for his slogans. One of his best-known slogans was 科學求真,智識救港 (literally, Seek the truth with science, and save Hong Kong with knowledge).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "曹宏威突然參加直選 (Tso Wung-Wai suddenly joins direct elections)". Apple Daily. 2004-08-03. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  2. ^ 鍾庭耀; 周廣博 (2004). "新界東票站調查結果 (New Territories East Polling Station research results)". Hong Kong University Public Opinion Programme. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  3. ^ "立法會選舉全部結果". Info.gov.hk. 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2013-04-19.

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