Chan Yuen-Han

Who said it?

US Secretary of State John Kerry

It is time to put long-festering territorial pursuits behind us. The stakes are far too high

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sino-Japanese tensions


Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 3:27am

Lessons from brilliant women politicians

Elizabeth Warren

So, Barack Obama duly won a second term as US president. But the electoral win that got me all hot under the collar belonged to someone else: Elizabeth Warren. The 62-year-old Harvard law professor has been elected senator in Massachusetts.

While she may not be a sex symbol, that rare combination of intellect and passion apparently makes her very attractive to many thinking men.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am 3 comments

Beijing loyalist Chan Yuen-han is most popular legislator, says poll

Veteran unionist Chan Yuen-han is the most popular lawmaker in the 70-strong legislature, a poll shows. She takes the mantle from a pan-democrat favourite, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Rift between Beijing-loyalist DAB and FTU grows

Chan Yuen-han. Photo: Nora Tam

Rivalries within the Beijing-loyalist camp were rare in the past, given the careful orchestration of its members.

But disharmony between two groups, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) and the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU), publicly emerged during campaigning in the Legislative Council election earlier this month.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

Chan Yuen-han returns to Legco determined to better lives of workers

Illustration: Henry Wong

At an age when many people are retiring, the labour rights advocate Chan Yuen-han is preparing to put in long hours in the Legislative Council for the next four years so workers can enjoy a shorter working week.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Leung Chun-ying wrong on national education, unionist says

Chan Yuen-han made a Legco comeback. Photo: Edward Wong

Newly elected Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) legislator Chan Yuen-han yesterday accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of misjudging the row over national education lessons.

The veteran politician said Leung had mistakenly linked protests against the curriculum to the Legislative Council election and criticised him for overlooking the protesters' concerns.

16 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

Donald Tsang will leave soon enough

Calls on Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to resign are irresponsible and laughable - his term has less than four weeks to go. Heavyweight unionist leader Chan Yuen-han is the latest to make the call. Chan, the honorary president of the leftist Federation of Trade Unions, is reportedly planning to run for one of the new 'super seats' in the legislative election in September.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Loyal supporters rally around unionist

Dozens of long-time supporters pledged their backing for a veteran unionist who faced losing her seat. Federation of Trade Unions candidate Chan Yuen-han, who ran second on the ticket in Kowloon East headed by Wong Kwok-kin, arrived at Shun Tin Estate, Sau Mau Ping - a federation stronghold - last night.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Law bans surrogate motherhood

The new law on human reproductive technology has banned surrogate motherhood, but married couples with serious medical problems may be exempt.

24 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Auxiliary officers vent anger

Police chiefs were accused of trying to bar a lawmaker from officiating at a passing-out parade last night.

The convenor of a group of auxiliary officers claimed force management also tried to stopped legislator Chan Yuen-han from giving a speech which touched on their dissatisfaction with recent reforms of the part-time force.

11 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Need for attention to lesser candidates

Is the outcome of the first election of the SAR legislature a foregone conclusion? Most journalists and indeed many of the candidates seem to think so.

22 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Workers come first for unionist

WINNING a Legislative Council seat marks a new stage in unionist Chan Yuen-han's long fight for grassroots interests.

The crusade by the 48-year-old dates back about two decades when she first joined the women's affairs committee of the pro-China Federation of Trade Unions.

3 Oct 1995 - 12:00am