Well-connected graduate to helm Oxbridge society

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 April, 2009, 12:00am

Congratulations to Kenneth Fok Kai-kong. The Oxford graduate will officially become president of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong later this month. He will be inducted at the society's annual general meeting. It's good to see the tycoons' next generation taking their rightful place at the apex of high society.

In this, Fok Jnr is taking after his father, Timothy Fok Tsun-ting.

Besides being the sports representative in the Legislative Council, the older Fok practically sits on top of all the city's major sports groups; yet he doesn't strike people as being particularly sporty.

But probably through his dad, Ken managed to get on rather well with Olympic diving queen Guo Jingjing, with rumours about them dating spreading on and off.

No doubt young Fok has many talents and abilities and already he is showing political clout at the Oxbridge society.

As speaker to lead the toast to Oxford, Fok Jnr has invited Deng Yaping. A winner of four Olympic gold medals and six world championships in table tennis, Deng was on the International Olympic Committee and is an influential member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Now that's connections.