Politics

Chinese University alumni ranks ahead

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 April, 2006, 12:00am

There was a time when the English-speaking University of Hong Kong was the de facto human resources factory whose graduates filled the ranks of the civil service elite. But signs are that the Chinese University may be running ahead. Its latest alumni magazine ran a congratulatory special on its own 'gang of four', graduates who have effortlessly moved into the inner circle of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The gang members are: Andrew Wong Ho-yuen, a close aide of Mr Tsang's who was recently named permanent secretary for the civil service; former democrat Lau Sai-leung (pictured) now serves as a Central Policy Unit adviser; Andy Ho On-tat, former Post political editor and public relations consultant, is now information co-ordinator; and Gary Chan Hak-kan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, has been named special assistant to the chief executive. How time has changed!