Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                            Report of Foreign Issuer

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For January 18, 2005

                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

               Unit 1106-1110, 11/F., Star House 3 Salisbury Road,
                         Tsimshatsui Kowloon, Hong Kong
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

[Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.]

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[Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by furnishing the information
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Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of

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Hong Kong, January 18, 2005 - Bonso Electronics International, Inc.
(NASDAQ:BNSO)) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed George
OLeary as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. OLeary is currently a
member of the Board of Directors and has been associated with Bonso for
approximately 15 years-- initially as a customer of the company's products, as a
consultant for the last eight years, and a member of the Board of Directors
since 1997. Anthony So, the founder of Bonso will continue as Chairman of the
Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. So will continue to provide
strong leadership and participate actively in the day to day management of the

Anthony So, Chairman, stated, "George is the right person for the CEO role at
this time. This announcement is part of a planned, on-going process to enhance
and expand our global reach by strengthening our management structure worldwide.
With his strong business background, I believe that George will be a great
addition to our management team and a capable leader in the execution of our
strategic business plan. It is now appropriate to have him assume this key
leadership position. I look forward to working closely together as we move

"I am honored that Anthony So and the Board of Directors have chosen me for this
leadership position," said George O'Leary, Bonso's new President and Chief
Executive officer. "Bonso is an outstanding company, and my colleagues within
the Company are exceptional. We are all focused upon the same goal: profitable
internal growth and profitable external growth through acquisition. We are well
positioned in our niche markets of sensor based and telecommunication products
and are focused on implementing our planned initiatives. Our ultimate goal is to
enhance shareholder value. I am eager to get started."

Mr. O'Leary was President, CEO and a director of Micro General Corporation,
Santa Ana, CA, for eight years and prior to that was a Vice President and
General Manager at Lanier Business Products, Atlanta, GA. Mr. OLeary has a
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern
University, Boston, Massachusetts.

About Bonso Electronics

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Bonso Electronics designs, develops, manufactures
assembles and markets a comprehensive line of telecommunications products,
electronic scales and weighing instruments. Bonso products are manufactured in
the People's Republic of China with customers primarily located in North America
and Europe. Company services include product design and prototyping, production
tooling, procurement of components, total quality management, and just-in-time
delivery. For further information, visit the company's website at

The statements contained in this press release which are not historical fact are
forward looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties
including, but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future
financial results, seasonality of scales of certain products, additional
financing requirements, development of new products, government approval
processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes,
currency fluctuations, estimates of market growth, the effect of economic
conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: In USA, George O'Leary, +1-949-760-9611, or fax, +1-949-760-9607, or in
Hong Kong, Cathy Pang, +852-2605-5822, or fax, +852-2691-1724, both of Bonso
Electronics International Inc.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                         BONSO ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Date: January 18, 2005                   By:  /s/  Henry F. Schlueter      
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                                         Henry F. Schlueter, Assistant Secretary