Ann Tse-kai
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
Shanghai, Republic of China
Died3 June 2000(2000-06-03) (aged 87)
Hong Kong
Spouse(s)Chen Wai Wing
Yih Jen Chuen
Chinese name

Ann Tse-kai GBM JP OBE (Chinese: 安子介; Jyutping: On1 Zi2-gaai3; pinyin: Ān Zǐjiè also known as T.K. Ann; 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Chamber Chairmen, Directors and Legislative Council of Hong Kong Representatives". Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009.
  2. ^ Sweeting, Anthony (2004). Education in Hong Kong, 1941 to 2001. Hong Kong University Press. p. 326. ISBN 962-209-675-1.
Business positions Preceded byChung Sze-yuen Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries 1975–1980 Succeeded byJames Wu Political offices Preceded bySir Yuet-keung Kan Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council 1975–1979 Succeeded bySir Yuet-keung Kan