Tong Ka-Shing

ESF digs in heels in subsidy battle

The chairman of the beleaguered English Schools Foundation (ESF) has vowed to fight until the end against public funding cuts, saying any outcome that would push it into deficit was unacceptable.

Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am

We can give way on funds, E.S.F. says

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is ready to make concessions in return for continued financial support from the government, according to chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

ESF chairman to push government for subsidy hike

Carlson Tong Ka-shing says his priority as the new chairman of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) is to negotiate with the government for extra funding and for more school places to serve the city's high demand for teaching in English.

Tong, 56, this week succeeded Professor Felice Lieh Mak and will serve for three years.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Accountant takes over ESF board

An accountant whose children went to English Schools Foundation schools has been elected the new chairman of the foundation's board. Carlson Tong Ka-shing succeeds Professor Felice Lieh Mak and will serve for three years. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay and Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday welcomed his election. Tong was born and raised in Hong Kong.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Profit rules on IPO firms under review

Committee weighs plans to exclude valuation gains from bottom-line calculation for listing applicants

The stock exchange's listing committee is reviewing the profit requirement for initial public offering candidates as the bottom lines of some companies could be skewed by the new accounting rules, according to the committee's newly elected chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am