Anthony Cheung

Anthony Cheung

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is research chair professor of public administration at the Education University of Hong Kong and a former secretary for transport and housing (2012-17). He was president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and chair professor of public administration until June 2012. Prior to 2008, he was a professor at the Department of Public and Social Administration of the City University of Hong Kong.

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Opinion | Electoral reform a time for Hong Kong’s democrats to reinvent themselves

Now’s the time for the pan-democrats to be more strategic and pragmatic, and to engage better with the mainland. Progress may be stalled for now, but history shows a breakthrough is possible.

Now’s the time for the pan-democrats to be more strategic and pragmatic, and to engage better with the mainland. Progress may be stalled for now, but history shows a breakthrough is possible.

16 Mar 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Hong Kong fourth wave: time and trust in short supply for Carrie Lam’s government to rein in coronavirus

After some early successes, the Hong Kong government is struggling to balance public health, the economic impact and social acceptance in its pandemic response.

After some early successes, the Hong Kong government is struggling to balance public health, the economic impact and social acceptance in its pandemic response.

22 Dec 2020 - 7:16AM
Opinion | Opposition’s departure from Hong Kong legislature signals the end of an era for democratic movement

Right or wrong, the pan-democrats’ decision to resign en masse will leave Legco without an opposition and the system without functioning checks and balances. Even if they don’t intend to give up legislative politics altogether, a return will be challenging.

Right or wrong, the pan-democrats’ decision to resign en masse will leave Legco without an opposition and the system without functioning checks and balances. Even if they don’t intend to give up legislative politics altogether, a return will be challenging.

17 Nov 2020 - 9:17AM
Opinion | How Hong Kong and Beijing can pick up the pieces after months of tumult

Hong Kong must secure both Beijing’s trust and international confidence, while China’s leaders need to figure out Hong Kong’s value to the nation.

Hong Kong must secure both Beijing’s trust and international confidence, while China’s leaders need to figure out Hong Kong’s value to the nation.

13 Oct 2020 - 8:30AM
Opinion | Hong Kong needs a win in democratic progress, however small

Mutual distrust between Beijing and the SAR’s democracy campaigners has made meaningful engagement impossible and blocked progress. With Beijing tightening its control and Hong Kong embroiled in the broader US-China stand-off, Hong Kong is close to a state of despair.

Mutual distrust between Beijing and the SAR’s democracy campaigners has made meaningful engagement impossible and blocked progress. With Beijing tightening its control and Hong Kong embroiled in the broader US-China stand-off, Hong Kong is close to a state of despair.

12 Aug 2020 - 6:38AM
Opinion | National security law: how a ‘burning’ Hong Kong wore out Beijing’s patience

Tensions have long simmered on Hong Kong’s journey of integration with the mainland: the long-running protests triggered by the extradition bill were the last straw. Carrie Lam and her opponents share blame for jeopardising the future of the city and its young people.

Tensions have long simmered on Hong Kong’s journey of integration with the mainland: the long-running protests triggered by the extradition bill were the last straw. Carrie Lam and her opponents share blame for jeopardising the future of the city and its young people.

2 Jun 2020 - 6:50AM
Opinion | Three hard truths for Beijing to accept, if ‘one country, two systems’ is to live on rather than lapse

Hongkongers’ aspirations for electing their own leader, a strong opposition in local politics, and a more inclusive understanding of patriotism must be accommodated in the Chinese dream.

Hongkongers’ aspirations for electing their own leader, a strong opposition in local politics, and a more inclusive understanding of patriotism must be accommodated in the Chinese dream.

7 Apr 2020 - 7:15AM
Opinion | Covid-19: the one lesson Hong Kong has yet to learn from Sars – leadership communication

Post-Sars standard operating procedures clearly work and the Hong Kong government has performed reasonably well in dealing with Covid-19, except in communicating a clear crisis narrative so people know what is being done and what to do.

Post-Sars standard operating procedures clearly work and the Hong Kong government has performed reasonably well in dealing with Covid-19, except in communicating a clear crisis narrative so people know what is being done and what to do.

10 Mar 2020 - 9:16AM
Opinion | In 2003, Sars and Article 23 shook up Hong Kong governance. A repeat with the coronavirus and protest crises is unlikely

Government credibility is at an all-time low while hostility towards the mainland has surged, narrowing the choices for remedial action. Hong Kong is caught between the dictates of ‘one country’ and the freedoms of ‘two systems’.

Government credibility is at an all-time low while hostility towards the mainland has surged, narrowing the choices for remedial action. Hong Kong is caught between the dictates of ‘one country’ and the freedoms of ‘two systems’.

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New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

The government's new railway development strategy provides a blueprint for planning the expansion of Hong Kong's network up to 2031. It is based on a consultancy review of the 2000 development strategy, taking into account views collected in two rounds of public engagement in 2012 and last year.

The government's new railway development strategy provides a blueprint for planning the expansion of Hong Kong's network up to 2031. It is based on a consultancy review of the 2000 development strategy, taking into account views collected in two rounds of public engagement in 2012 and last year.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:45AM
Drastic measures necessary to stabilise Hong Kong property market

The Legislative Council will resume the second reading of the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday. The bill, if passed, will end the extended period of uncertainty in the market over the demand management measures introduced by the government in October 2012 - namely, an enhanced special stamp duty to curb short-term speculation and a new buyer's stamp duty to raise transaction costs for everyone except Hong Kong permanent residents.

The Legislative Council will resume the second reading of the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday. The bill, if passed, will end the extended period of uncertainty in the market over the demand management measures introduced by the government in October 2012 - namely, an enhanced special stamp duty to curb short-term speculation and a new buyer's stamp duty to raise transaction costs for everyone except Hong Kong permanent residents.

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