Arthur Li

Sars doctor to head university

One of the medical experts who led the city through the Sars crisis, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, is the final candidate for the top job at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 21 October, 2009, 12:00am

Arthur Li allowed to take position

Former secretary for education and manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung has been given the go-ahead to accept an appointment as a non-independent, non-executive director of Affin Holdings, a Malaysia-based investment holding company. A government oversight committee said Professor Li's previous official role would not cause a potential conflict of interest.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Arthur Li tipped to head new radio station with Albert Cheng

Former secretary for education and manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung has been tipped to head a new radio station jointly established with talk-show host turned legislator Albert Cheng King-hon.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Arthur Li given university post

Former education and manpower secretary Arthur Li Kwok-cheung has been appointed to the board of trustees of United College, part of Chinese University. The appointment was approved by the advisory committee on post-office employment for former chief executives and politically appointed officials.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Merging minds

In an unprecedented move, the administration has applied for a judicial review to clarify a commission of inquiry's report into alleged government interference in academic freedom at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The move is extraordinary and controversial because the government is challenging the findings of a commission that it appointed.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Timing is everything

Fundamentals remain the same for Olympic swimmer Arthur Li, who moves with the flow of the Hang Seng Index these days

Arthur Li Kai-yien knows all about timing. Eight years after retiring from international competition as one of the most successful male swimmers ever to compete in Hong Kong, the word 'timing' has suddenly become his best friend again.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Inquest heard sound and fury

Professor Morris was out when former education and manpower secretary Arthur Li phoned him to complain about students protesting over his decision to grant Shue Yan College university status. That gave him time to record the call when it came again.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers lay their cards on the table

Legislators wasted no time presenting Michael Suen Ming-yeung their wish list for policy changes at his first education panel meeting this week.

Small-class teaching, institutional autonomy, academic freedom, education for ethnic minorities and the need for more student hostels topped the list of concerns legislators called on him to tackle.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

New chief's lack of experience 'a bonus'

Michael Suen open to lobbying, say teachers

The new education chief's lack of relevant experience means he is 'more open to lobbying' than his predecessor, the head of a major teaching union said this week.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Tough debut for education chief

Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung faced heated questioning at his first education panel meeting yesterday, as legislators attacked the government's response to the inquiry into allegations of government interference at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Suen greeted as 'more of a listener'

Educators have greeted the appointment of Michael Suen Ming-yeung as the new education secretary with optimism, saying they hope his selection may mark an end to the top-down style which has dominated the implementation of reforms in recent years.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Li said rape and you will pay: he should go'

Call are mounting calls for the education minister to 'do the honourable thing' over the Hong Kong Institute of Education controversy, as it emerged the commission's report contained harsher criticisms of his actions than many had initially realised.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Testing time on witness stand

With talk of institutional 'rape', alleged comments about 'stupid' teachers and demands to sack academic staff, it was inevitable that the spotlight would fall on the personalities starring in the Hong Kong Institute of Education controversy.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Impartial advisers urged for disputes

Disputes between the government and higher education institutions could be resolved by an independent committee, the counsel for the commission investigating allegations of government interference into the Hong Kong Institute of Education recommended this week.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Rape' claim on merger is credible: panel lawyer

The claim that Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said the Hong Kong Institute of Education would be 'raped' if it refused to agree to a merger with Chinese University was 'wholly credible', an inquiry heard yesterday.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am