|Born||14 June 1952|
Sidney To (born 14th June 1952, Hong Kong) is a diplomat who serves as the Minister in the Embassy of Seychelles in China and the Acting Consul General to Shanghai.
Sidney To received primary education from North Point Government Primary School. He completed his secondary education and graduated from the Kowloon Technical School. He then completed his matriculation from the Kowloon General Chamber of Commerce School. His college education was social work studies, he was graduated from the Hong Kong Institute of Social Work Training (later merged into and became the Department of Social Work Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University). Upon his graduation, he worked as a social worker. After six years of work, in 1982, he was granted the Sir Robert Black Scholarship and was sponsored to the Bradford University to pursue his graduate study, upon completion, he was awarded the Master of Arts Degree (MA). After returning to Hong Kong, he was engaged in social work service and education work for a period of time in accordance with the provision of the scholarship. After that, he applied to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Hubei University of Chinese Medicine and completed the Master and Doctor Degree in six years. He pursued his study under Professor Qiu Xingfan, a national famous veteran of Chinese Medicine, and Professor Zhang Liutong, a famous educator in Chinese Medicine. His research topic for dissertations was the Emperor's Canon of Medicine under the Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was one of the writers of the book “An Analysis of the Book Yi Xue” (Chongqing Press, ISBN No. 9648-8 2009.11)
Sidney To was naturalised as a Citizen of the Republic of Seychelles (an Indian Ocean country) in 1996, he then served at the Ministry of Finance and was assigned to work as the Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong. In 2007, he was transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was posted to Beijing, China as the Counsellor in the Embassy of Seychelles to assist the first Seychelles Ambassador to establish the Embassy there. Afterwards, he assisted in the establishment of the Consulate of Seychelles in Hong Kong and recommended an outstanding business elite to become the Honorary Consul. In 2010, he was promoted to be the Minister Counsellor; in 2014, he was further promoted to be the Minister in the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in China, to prepare for the Opening of the Consulate General of Seychelles in Shanghai, and concurrently served as the Acting Head of the Consulate General.