Regina Ip

Letters to the Editor, February 25, 2013

Call for direct US talks with Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

It was shocking to see the woeful ignorance of the basic principles of security betrayed by Ms Regina Ip. For someone who was once secretary for security, not to have an understanding of identification and authentication, and the difference between them, is a very sad reflection of the calibre of politicians here.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:52am 1 comment

Regina Ip, Joseph Wong call Leung's lawyer letter a mistake

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Felix Wong

Two former ministers and a Leung supporter suggested Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was "unwise" to send a lawyer's letter to the Hong Kong Economic Journal over a commentary he claimed was defamatory.

The two former ministers are Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who was secretary for security, and Joseph Wong Wing-ping, a previous secretary for the civil service.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:43am 8 comments

Who said it?

Lawmaker and Executive Council member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee

[Leung Chun-ying's ministerial team] is the weakest in the history of Hong Kong

Lawmaker and Executive Council member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee condemns the new government's lack of experience


Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree … it changes your brain

30 Oct 2012 - 3:04am

Regina Ip pledges loyalty to C.Y. and Carrie Lam in Exco

Regina Ip in her Wan Chai office. She believes her advice will help the administration to improve its public image. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The government's ministerial team is "the weakest in Hong Kong's history" but the Executive Council will be well positioned to help it formulate policies that will win public support, according to new Exco member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:22pm 2 comments

Regina Ip versus Paul Zimmerman on Facebook

A cut above?

Facebook is not for everyone, but we have to admit it does throw up some entertaining moments. Readers will recall that after C.Y. Leung was elected chief executive, there was considerable speculation about who would be made a minister or appointed to Exco. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee was the focus of much of this speculation.

25 Oct 2012 - 5:05am

It's all squared now, Ip is going to Exco

A touch of steeliness

Now we know why Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee couldn't take part in the Intelligence Squared debate. We wrote yesterday about Ip and her withdrawal from the debate. She was due to speak in favour of the motion "China picks better leaders than the West". However, last week she told the organisers that her travel schedule had changed and she wouldn't therefore be able to participate.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am 1 comment

Liberals fall out of favour

There was a time when the pro-business Liberal Party was one of the government's staunchest allies, particularly when it came to supporting the administration's legislative programme.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Conspicuous by their ABSENCE

Hong Kong's Olympians may not be setting too many world bests at the London Games, but the city's Olympic chief has racked up a record of his own, albeit one he might not be keen to shout about.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Rise in popularity for activist lawmaker

People Power's Wong Yuk-man is the only one among the city's 10 best-known lawmakers to see a rise in popularity over the past three months, according to a University of Hong Kong survey.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

National studies course runs into more opposition

The row over national education deepened as more political heavyweights and a former official added their voices yesterday to those opposing introduction of the controversial course in September.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

King of satire, defender of the truth

Silly Old Tung, Broomhead Ip and Bow-tie Monk are comic caricatures of politicians that have propelled publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming to fame, but preserving local culture and uncovering public deception are the subjects closest to his heart.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

After snub, Regina Ip gets ready to pound pavement

Fresh from being snubbed for place in Leung Chun-ying's cabinet, lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee will soon be out courting middle class votes in her Hong Kong Island constituency as she readies for a run in the Legislative Council elections.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Annual rally 'key' to raising political awareness in city

The annual handover rally plays a significant role in raising Hongkongers' political awareness and promoting discussion in the city, academics say, recalling the record turnout for the 2003 march.

Although not many of the hopes voiced in the rallies have been realised, Hongkongers could keep their spirits high if they remember a few of their achievements, they add.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The reality is the PLA does not want Hong Kong residents serving in its ranks

I refer to the report ('Army studying legal issues for locals', June 16).

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Constitutional duty' to enact Article 23 law

Hong Kong people 'owe the central government a constitutional responsibility' to enact the national security legislation, outgoing secretary for security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday.

He refused to say whether he thought the law, required under Article 23 of the Basic Law, should be passed during the term of incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am