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York Chow Yat-Ngok

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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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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