Anna Wu Hung-yuk

Giving workers full choice over MPF only solution

Anna Wu Hung-yuk. Photo: Edward Wong

The whole point about the Mandatory Provident Fund scandal is that the MPF never at any time relied on market forces to set fee levels.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 4:53am 3 comments

Unions 'an option' to run MPF schemes

Anna Wu Hung-yuk, Chairman of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. Photo: May Tse

Mandatory provident fund schemes run by non-profit organisations could be an option to drive down management fees, the head of Hong Kong's pension fund regulator says.

Anna Wu Hung-yuk cited trade unions and industry associations as an example of possible alternatives to the current scheme providers from the finance industry.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:35am 11 comments

Warning over public trust role for Hong Kong's retirement scheme

Anna Wu says there needs to be other policies on retirement.

The regulator of the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme is warning of problems if the government steps in to administer workers' retirement savings.

21 Oct 2012 - 4:19am 2 comments

Who said it?

Kim Han-sol, nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

I don't really know why he became a dictator

Kim Han-sol on his uncle, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in an interview on the state's secretive ruling family


What happens before someone is 25 is not a good predictor of whether someone will become a leader

20 Oct 2012 - 1:29am

Leung 'caught off guard' by national education row, Wu says

Anna Wu Hung-yuk

If the education bureau was slow to respond to protests against national education, it's no surprise, says the woman who played a key role in defusing the controversy this month.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Anna Wu chose her words on national education carefully

Anna Wu Hung-yuk. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Anna Wu Hung-yuk knows very well that politics is the art of the possible - and every word counts.

The panel she chaired - the Committee on the Implementation of Moral and National Education - recommended on October 8 that the controversial guidelines for national education be "shelved".

20 Oct 2012 - 3:31am

Anna Wu: liberal icon who can handle a political hot potato

Anna Wu Hung-yuk

Few would understand what it means to take the heat as clearly as executive councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk. It was Wu, a solicitor and liberal icon of the Hong Kong government, who headed the committee set up to review plans to introduce the national education curriculum in all public schools.

15 Oct 2012 - 8:06am

Controversial guidelines on national education shelved

Leung Chun-ying (right) meets the media with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam and Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says the controversial guidelines for national education will be shelved - but not scrapped outright. He made the announcement yesterday, 11 days after a government panel recommended "invalidating" the guide.

9 Oct 2012 - 7:48am 3 comments

CE shelves national education guidelines after panel report

C.Y. Leung speaks about national education with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam at government offices in Tamar on Monday. Sam Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Monday that he would not withdraw the national education course, but would shelve the course guidelines that concern many Hongkongers.

8 Oct 2012 - 9:12pm 4 comments

Leung promises fast ruling on national education

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Nora Tam

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Saturday he would make a decision on the future of the contentious national education course during the next meeting of a government committee led by executive councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk.

29 Sep 2012 - 1:09pm

Scrap national education guidelines, commission urges

Anna Wu Hung-yuk, chairwoman of the committee on the implementation of moral and national education. Photo: Edward Wong

The national education programme received a new setback on Thursday, when a government commission recommended tossing out the official guideline for the controversial course.

27 Sep 2012 - 8:05pm

After the protests, time to assess national education

Thousands of university students gesture near a banner during a demonstration against national education in Hong Kong on Sept. 11, 2012. Photo: AP

Those opposed to national education have made their views plainly known. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has heard them and adjusted the government's rollout plan, removing an implementation date and troublesome parts of the teaching guidelines.

14 Sep 2012 - 9:23am

Who said it?

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama

Barack knows the American dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone … to have that same opportunity

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama


It's some kind of poetic justice that she met an end that she delivered to so many others

Professor Bruce Bagley on "godmother of cocaine" Griselda Blanco, shot in Colombia on Monday

6 Sep 2012 - 1:22am

National education committee will consider all options, chairwoman says

Anna Wu Hung-yuk

Options such as renaming the national education subject as civic education and making contemporary Chinese history a compulsory subject will be listed on the agenda of the government-appointed committee on national education.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am