Alfred C. M. Chan

Professor Alfred C. M. Chan is the chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission. He has been both a practitioner in welfare services for older persons and an academic in social gerontology. He was a member of the Hong Kong World Health Organisation Quality of Life Instruments (Elderly) Study Team (2002-6), and a consultant on ageing and social development issues for the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (2001-2015).
Alfred C. M. Chan
Professor Alfred C. M. Chan is the chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission. He has been both a practitioner in welfare services for older persons and an academic in social gerontology. He was a member of the Hong Kong World Health Organisation Quality of Life Instruments (Elderly) Study Team (2002-6), and a consultant on ageing and social development issues for the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (2001-2015).

Latest from Alfred C. M. Chan

Opinion | Hong Kong’s universities have a sexual harassment problem, but don’t blame young people

After a recent survey revealed widespread harassment among students, it would be easy to point the finger at the younger generation. But the issue runs deeper, and a lack of sex education in our schools is a major factor.

4 Feb 2019 - 4:33PM

After a recent survey revealed widespread harassment among students, it would be easy to point the finger at the younger generation. But the issue runs deeper, and a lack of sex education in our schools is a major factor.

Hong Kong’s universities have a sexual harassment problem, but don’t blame young people
Opinion | True leaders fight prejudice for social progress. So why not in Hong Kong?

It’s time for the Hong Kong government to stop hiding behind social conventions as an excuse for its slow progress in strengthening laws to root out discrimination and protect the marginalised in society.

9 Dec 2018 - 9:04AM

It’s time for the Hong Kong government to stop hiding behind social conventions as an excuse for its slow progress in strengthening laws to root out discrimination and protect the marginalised in society.

True leaders fight prejudice for social progress. So why not in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong’s LGBTI community needs legal protection from discrimination, not just awareness campaigns

The government should introduce legislation banning discrimination against sexual minorities and make it clear that this does not infringe on freedom of speech.

15 May 2018 - 8:32PM

The government should introduce legislation banning discrimination against sexual minorities and make it clear that this does not infringe on freedom of speech.

Hong Kong’s LGBTI community needs legal protection from discrimination, not just awareness campaigns
Hong Kong must see its young ethnic minorities as an asset, not a liability

With an increasing number of ethnic minority youth born here who are more comfortable with the Chinese language than their parents, Hong Kong should redouble its efforts to remove the obstacles they face in finding employment.

20 Mar 2018 - 1:07PM

With an increasing number of ethnic minority youth born here who are more comfortable with the Chinese language than their parents, Hong Kong should redouble its efforts to remove the obstacles they face in finding employment.

Hong Kong must see its young ethnic minorities as an asset, not a liability
Why Hong Kong needs to join the #MeToo movement against sexual predators
Give Hong Kong’s part-time workers their due benefits

Alfred C. M. Chan calls on the government to update its legislation so that those who don’t work full-time, many of whom are women in low-paid jobs, are not left out

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Alfred C. M. Chan calls on the government to update its legislation so that those who don’t work full-time, many of whom are women in low-paid jobs, are not left out

Give Hong Kong’s part-time workers their due benefits
Mental health care in Hong Kong falls woefully short amid social stigma and lack of policy direction
Hong Kong employers know the benefits of a diverse workplace, so why not hire people with disabilities?
It’s time for laws that protect workers of all sexual orientations in Hong Kong
Closed minds the biggest barrier for people with disabilities in Hong Kong
People with disabilities in Hong Kong need jobs, not just handouts
20 years on, and the fight against prejudice and bias continues in Hong Kong
Help students with special needs succeed in Hong Kong universities
Hong Kong’s Paralympic stars offer a real eye-opener on the extent of human ability
Going to a public bathroom should not be a trial for anyone, least of all transgender people
Free kindergarten education in Hong Kong is a welcome step towards language equality in class