York Chow Yat-Ngok

Talking points

Joseph Lau Luen-hung

An unmarried mother convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile in exchange for cash is due to appear in the Court of First Instance for sentencing.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am

Give York Chow a fair chance

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok. Photo: Felix Wong

Three years ago, when Lam Woon-kwong was appointed the head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, he was criticised for his close links to the government and his lack of some sort of human rights credentials. Now that he has concluded his tenure at one of the most controversial positions in local politics, it's fair to say that those criticisms were unfair, to say the least.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Dr York Chow pledges to protect gay rights

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, new chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Photo: Dickson Lee

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, the new chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission, has promised to make legislation to protect gay rights a top priority during his three-year term.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Dr York Chow: My faith won't hurt gay rights in Hong Kong

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok

Chow was responding to his critics for the first time since his appointment was announced on Tuesday. Many fear his religious beliefs will hold back the commission's work on advancing gay rights in Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:03am

York Chow confident of success in his Equal Opportunities Commission role

Doctor's cure for society's ills

It took the whole city by surprise when the government announced on Tuesday that former Secretary for Health and Welfare Dr York Chow Yat-ngok would head the Equal Opportunities Commission from April.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

Equal opportunities watchdog may have lost its bite

Critics fear Dr York Chow will be more conservative.

The controversial appoint-ment of former health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok to head an anti-discrimination watchdog has drawn much criticism, something the statutory body has seen plenty of in its 17-year history.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am

A Bad Week for … , March 10, 2013

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Alex Ferguson, the perennially scarlet-faced Manchester United manager, never far from apoplexy, had to abandon the post-match press conference after his side crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am

EOC's new chief York Chow must prove he's a watchdog

The former health secretary, York Chow Yat-ngok, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Photo: Felix Wong

Filling the shoes left behind by a good predecessor is not easy. The challenge is even bigger when it is a sensitive job closely monitored by the public. Former health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok must have felt the heat in succeeding Lam Woon-kwong as head of the city's Equal Opportunities Commission. 

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am

York Chow's EOC appointment questioned

York Chow shied away from saying whether he backed legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Photo: Felix Wong

A former health secretary was yesterday named head of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Critics were quick to protest about Dr York Chow Yat-ngok's appointment, saying his long service in government made him an inappropriate choice for what should be an impartial role.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:25am 4 comments

Equal opportunities chief should start with battle cry, not a whimper

York Chow Yat-ngok, the new commissioner for Equal Opportunities Commission. Photo: Diskson Lee

As the closest thing to a human rights body in Hong Kong, the duty of the Equal Opportunities Commission is to take a forthright stance on what is right, rather than following the dictates of public opinion.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Doubts over Li's death

HONG KONG - A senior Hong Kong official said the death of dissident Li Wangyang in hospital was suspicious, after thousands of protesters marched through the city demanding justice.

Li's relatives found him last week strung up to a windowsill by a bandage wrapped around his neck, with his feet on the ground.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

From the point of view of a doctor, there are two suspicious circumstances

Health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, expressing suspicions about the death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang

No longer will Australia be able to say that dingoes are not dangerous

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, on a coroner's finding that a wild dog killed her baby in 1980

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Death-plunge doctor had HIV, says health chief

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Monastery loses bid to save illegal columbarium

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Doctors want births in city capped at 88,000 a year

Doctors urged the government to cap the total number of births in Hong Kong at 88,000 a year - last year's figure - amid growing concern that the number of mainland mothers has overstretched local health care services.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am