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  1. News - Hong Kong

    CY adviser to be next Lingnan chairman

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Leonard Cheng a top campaign aide but selectors are said to have had no idea CY adviser to be next Lingnan president A scholar and adviser to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's election campaign, Leonard Cheng Kwok-Hon, has been tipped to be the next president of Lingnan University. The university's student union said ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am

    ... If anyone damages academic freedom, please tell me right away as I'll be the guardian of academic freedom Lingnan University's controversial new president, Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon   He put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring' New England Patriots chief Robert Kraft, on how he forfeited his Super Bowl ring to Vladimir Putin   The first six ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Students angered by appointment of ex-CY adviser as Lingnan University president

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 08:40pm by Johnny Tam

    ... in the selection. Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon, dean of the University of Science and Technology's school of business and economics, and recognised front runner for the post, pledged to safeguard academic ... to the appointment and that it might vote on class boycotts. Cheng said he hoped to communicate with students and that "there's no need to stage a class strike". His appointment was announced ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Basement woes hit new Lingnan boss

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Zhao and Olga Wong

    ... an illegal basement in his former Sai Kung home. Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon said he bought house 16 at Lotus Villas in 1999. It already had a basement and it was sealed. He opened it up and knocked down several walls, adding about 900 square feet to the 2,400-square-feet house. "I did not think it was illegal at that time," he said. "I apologise for this." Chan said Cheng ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Chief executive seeks to appoint best person for each position

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am

    ... at all between the university and the chief executive before, during or after the selection. The fact that Professor Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon was an adviser to the chief executive during ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., June 23, 2013

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STEVE DUNTHORNE

    ... The defeat, against a second-string Thai side, was all the more embarrassing as it fell on the 60th birthday of President Xi Jinping, the nation's most high-profile soccer fan.   Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon The new president of Lingnan University immediately stepped into not one, but two rows. Firstly, students criticised his close links to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and complained ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Lingnan students' request for open vote for president rejected

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 03:21pm

    ... their president. The appointment of the university’s new president Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon, dean of the University of Science and Technology’s school of business and economics, sparked anger from students who said they had no say in the current selection process. Students have expressed concerns over Cheng's ties with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and fear he may have a political mission ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to build mutual trust in Lingnan University row

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... office, Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon is facing growing opposition from students, who complain they did not have a say in the selection process. The fact that Cheng was an adviser to Leung Chun-ying ... development. Cheng said he had not been in touch with the chief executive since he was elected. But that does not stop speculation about his appointment. The truth is that Cheng, like other university ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Appointment of pro-Beijing scholar stirs up students at OpenU

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 08:44pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... protested against the appointment of Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon, a former adviser to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s election campaign, as president, saying they may boycott classes when the new term ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DISPUTE

    Lingnan University student demands for open presidential vote rejected

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... University council chairman Bernard Chan yesterday rejected students' demands for an open "one-man, one-vote" election of their president. The appointment of new president Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon, dean of the University of Science and Technology's school of business and economics, has sparked anger, with students saying they had no voice. "They want one-man, ...




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