In reality, Wong's government colleagues preferred to call him "Siu Ming" - "a boy who is hardworking but a little naive, who would finish his homework and raise his hands to ask teachers questions".Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 5:40am
Michael Chugani in his column has painted a gloomy economic outlook for Hong Kong and his vivid description reminded me of the film Les Miserables and Mencius. When greed reigns, it suffocates sustained economic growth. The birth rate and demographic profile will be deformed and, therefore, in the long run the population pyramid is not healthy.4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am 1 comment
The previous secretary for justice says he sees no "storm clouds" gathering over the rule of law, countering a judge's recent warning of a threat to the city's judicial independence.
One of the city's best-known judges, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, said in October that "storm clouds of unprecedented ferocity" were gathering over the courts.8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am
Former secretary for justice Wong Yan-lung has been given the all-clear to resume his career as a barrister in January after a government committee concluded it would not cause any conflict of interest.10 Nov 2012 - 4:24am
Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang has taken the unusual step of making public a personal letter paying tribute to the 'outstanding contribution' of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who steps down this week after seven years in the job.27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The law against corruption involving senior officials is clear, says Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, and he will consider disengaging from sensitive cases so the prosecution will be fair and seen to be so.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung hopes Legco can still pass a bill to create a statutory framework for mediation - an alternative to court action to settle disputes - despite delays caused by lawmakers' filibuster of a contentious bill on by-elections.12 May 2012 - 12:00am
A former director of public prosecutions says the secretary for justice must exclude himself if his department needs to decide whether to prosecute Henry Tang Ying-yen or his wife Lisa Kuo Yu-chin for building an unauthorised basement.19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
The government is to introduce a new Arbitration Bill during the current legislative session to make Hong Kong's arbitration laws fall in line with the international standard.
Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who announced the move at the opening of the legal year yesterday, said it would help promote arbitration in the city.13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
A large-scale improvement in the pay and conditions of government lawyers was desperately needed if the government wished to become an employer of choice rather than of last resort, legal sources said yesterday.11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am