Joseph Wong Wing-Ping

'No rules broken' in cross-lease of flats in Mak case

Joseph Wong Wing-ping

Former secretary for the civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping was called by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong to testify in a housing allowance fraud trial involving Mak and assistant highways director Tsang King-man.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 7:42am

In Brief

HK to host international broadcasting seminar

Overseas experts will attend a public service broadcasting conference in Hong Kong on June 21. Officials said the senior executives from Australia, Japan, Germany, Britain and the United States would also meet local broadcasters, academics and media professionals during panel discussions before the conference.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Public debate 'won't compromise RTHK autonomy'

Public debate over RTHK's programming will not erode the service's editorial independence, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Joseph Wong Wing-ping says.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Underaged gamblers caught out

About 75,000 people who were underage or had no proof of age have been found at off-course betting centres since soccer gambling was legalised last year.

6 May 2004 - 12:00am


The second round of the voluntary retirement scheme could include senior officials, the civil service chief said yesterday.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Allowances for civil servants reviewed

A review of civil service allowances has been launched amid union fears that the Government may take advantage of the economic downturn to cut payments.

Staff would soon be consulted about a long-awaited overhaul of duty-related allowances, Secretary for Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said yesterday.

23 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Review of youth jobs

A full review of a programme to help youths find jobs will be conducted after March, the Secretary for Education and Manpower said.

Joseph Wong Wing-ping said a mid-term review completed this month showed employers and participants wanted the Youth Pre-Employment Training Programme to continue.

27 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Dragon baby boom keeps sexism on the curriculum

A school allocation system criticised for discriminating against girls will probably not be rectified next year, the education chief said.

This is despite unanimous support from lawmakers to end the allegedly unlawful discrimination against pupils in the coming academic year.

25 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Exemption for overseas talent

Overseas academics without doctorates will be eligible to join a new government scheme to lure talent and help boost the economy, legislators were told.

Although the basic rules required a doctorate, Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping said applications would be dealt with flexibly.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Union cheers ban on helper chauffeurs

Live-in foreign domestic helpers are to be banned from doubling up as chauffeurs for their employers.

Representatives from the Motor Transport Workers' General Union yesterday said they were delighted to hear the news personally from the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Joseph Wong Wing-ping.

21 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Lost studies

Thirty-two students had to suspend studies this year due to financial hardship, Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping said.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Projects a boost for quality education

The Quality Education Fund has proved to be an effective vehicle in channelling financial resources for school-based initiatives, according to a government official.

27 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Storm in a teacup

One of the penalties of high public office is the frequency with which 'unreasonable and extremely insulting' remarks are directed at the holder. Criticism, fair or otherwise, comes with the job. It may sting, particularly when it is unjustified, but that is part of the cut and thrust of office. The best weapons for dealing with it are a tough exterior and a sense of proportion.

2 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Selection process is flawed

I read with amazement the decision to exclude St Louis School, my alma mater, from the use of English as the medium of instruction category. At the same time, I note that 100 other schools, many of which not as well known to the public, have been accepted.

6 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Words of wisdom from VIP

The 14th Annual Speech Day of Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College was packed out with guests, parents and prize-winners.

The school's brass band performed to entertain the audience until the arrival of the special guests.

Secretary of Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping officiated at the ceremony.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am