Fanny Law Fan Chiu

It's inappropriate for C.Y. to comment, says top aide

It would be inappropriate for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to comment on the June 4 issue, his top aide said, after Leung shrugged off media questions about it at least four times yesterday.

Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 12:00am

ICAC probe into 'Shanghai Boy' dinner called off

Graft-busters have called off an investigation into a pre-election dinner involving aides to the chief executive-elect and a controversial businessman known as 'Shanghai Boy', one of those who attended the dinner said last night.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Leung decries delaying tactics

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying stirred fresh controversy yesterday by suggesting that lawmakers are deliberately delaying passage of his government restructuring plan.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Time for leaders to listen

A restructuring will give government leaders more time to hit the streets and gauge the mood of the public to feed into their long-term plans, the chief executive-elect's top aide says.

The shake-up, to be put to lawmakers next week, will see the creation of two new policy bureaus, while the financial secretary and chief secretary will be given deputies.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Too few votes spoil the NPC ballot

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

'People tend to dwell on negatives'

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun yesterday expressed sorrow about allegations of government interference in the internal affairs of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

During her first day of testimony, Mrs Law said that she had given the teacher training college more support than she had any other tertiary institution.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers vote down new plan for classrooms

The rejection is a bid to save schools with falling enrolments

Legislators yesterday rejected the government's proposals for restructuring classes for the new senior secondary system.

Just four members of the Legislative Council's 11-member education panel voted at the meeting, which has stalled the plans put forward by the Education and Manpower Bureau last week.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Keeping an eye on the weather

Sik Sik Yuen chairman Hsu Show-hoo steadies the arm of Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun as she peers through a telescope during yesterday' opening of a weather station in Tsuen Wan.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Students urged to build on English festival

Students who took part in the English Festival 2005 have been encouraged to use the language in their daily lives.

About 20,000 students took part in various activities, with about 1.6 million people watching an accompanying television programme on Jade throughout the festival.

3 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Question of integrity

I am a former teacher in Hong Kong on a return visit. Like Jake van der Kamp ('Benevolent despotism is no vote winner', January 6), I was intrigued by Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun - a career civil servant - giving what he says is 'partisan political opinions' in a letter to youth.

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Springboard students may get grants

Students taking Project Springboard courses could be given government grants or loans after complaints about high tuition fees, according to Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun. At present only tertiary college students can apply for government grants and loans.

28 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

2,000 more associate-degree places to be created

The number of associate-degree places will be increased from 7,000 to 9,000 in September, the Secretary for Education and Manpower said yesterday.

This means that about 40 per cent of secondary school leavers will be provided with access to higher education.

19 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Law puts reform plan in order

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun visits at least one school a week to talk to management teams, teachers, parents and students. One of her most frequent questions to the latter is: 'Do you prefer to go to school or stay at home?'

23 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Cap on mainland workers ruled out

The manpower chief insisted yesterday no ceiling would be imposed on the number of mainland professionals to be allowed to work in Hong Kong, despite the democratic camp's carrying out its threat to vote the budget down.

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun urged the public not to worry about a possible influx of such workers from China.

5 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Positive attitude building block for successful society

The success of a society depends on the attitude of its people, according to a top government official. At the speech day of St Joan of Arc Secondary School, Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said the success of a society was dependent on positive attitudes.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am