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 | 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.

22 Dec 2020 - 7:16AM

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

Hong Kong fourth wave: time and trust in short supply for Carrie Lam’s government to rein in coronavirus
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.

17 Nov 2020 - 9:17AM

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.

Opposition’s departure from Hong Kong legislature signals the end of an era for democratic movement
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.

13 Oct 2020 - 8:30AM

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.

How Hong Kong and Beijing can pick up the pieces after months of tumult
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.

12 Aug 2020 - 6:38AM

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.

Hong Kong needs a win in democratic progress, however small
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.

2 Jun 2020 - 6:50AM

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.

National security law: how a ‘burning’ Hong Kong wore out Beijing’s patience
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.

7 Apr 2020 - 7:15AM

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.

Three hard truths for Beijing to accept, if ‘one country, two systems’ is to live on rather than lapse
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.

10 Mar 2020 - 9:16AM

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.

Covid-19: the one lesson Hong Kong has yet to learn from Sars – leadership communication
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’.

4 Feb 2020 - 6:35AM

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’.

In 2003, Sars and Article 23 shook up Hong Kong governance. A repeat with the coronavirus and protest crises is unlikely
Hong Kong taxi drivers should welcome a premium service that will meet consumer demand
Hong Kong can’t solve its housing problems without trade-offs
Risks carefully weighed in airport expansion plan that's vital for Hong Kong
Trade-offs are needed to solve Hong Kong's housing problems
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.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:45AM

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.

New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track
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.

17 Feb 2014 - 3:05AM

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.

Drastic measures necessary to stabilise Hong Kong property market
A party desperate to find a 'new way'
Putting the budget in perspective
29 Nov 2002 - 12:00AM
Putting the budget in perspective
Has Hong Kong become irrelevant to China?
Citizenship key to social cohesion
Narrow focus on economics shows disregard for social issues
New cultural mecca or  another Harbour Fest?
No taxation without representation
A caring profession or a cold business?
Days of reckoning for Hong Kong
5 Mar 2004 - 12:00AM
Days of reckoning for Hong Kong
Why Beijing will get tougher on Taiwan
The triumph of the middle class
8 Oct 2003 - 12:00AM
The triumph of the middle class
Demise of old-style politics
9 Aug 2004 - 12:00AM
Demise of old-style politics
Stand up for our way of life
5 Jun 2004 - 12:00AM
Stand up for our way of life
The public's whipping boy
26 Nov 2003 - 12:00AM
The public's whipping boy
Setting the  benchmark  for integrity
Double the trouble for Beijing?
5 Oct 2004 - 12:00AM
Double the trouble for Beijing?