Ken Chu

Ken Chu

Ken Chu (LLD) is the chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group with businesses in hospitality, leisure, entertainment, sports, wellness and education in China. Born in Hong Kong, he graduated from the Western University in Canada. He feels fortunate to have witnessed the success of China’s economic reform, and firmly believes Hong Kong will continue to be a leading global metropolis.

Latest from Ken Chu

Opinion | Carrie Lam needs to understand the values and mindset of Hong Kong’s youth if she is ever to achieve a protest breakthrough

The minority of violent protesters draw their support from a broad base across Hong Kong’s peace-loving young people. To end the violence, Carrie Lam needs to engage with youth and channel their energy into worthier causes.

18 Aug 2019 - 7:48AM

The minority of violent protesters draw their support from a broad base across Hong Kong’s peace-loving young people. To end the violence, Carrie Lam needs to engage with youth and channel their energy into worthier causes.

Carrie Lam needs to understand the values and mindset of Hong Kong’s youth if she is ever to achieve a protest breakthrough
Opinion | After Hong Kong troubles, engaging with young and restless is a priority

Chief executive pledges more open dialogue with the young after clashes over controversial, but now ‘dead’, extradition bill

13 Jul 2019 - 10:44PM

Chief executive pledges more open dialogue with the young after clashes over controversial, but now ‘dead’, extradition bill

After Hong Kong troubles, engaging with young and restless is a priority
Opinion | Time for Hong Kong to gear up to make the most of belt and road opportunities

There are plenty of roles Hong Kong can play in the belt and road plan if the city can get its act together

4 May 2019 - 7:22PM

There are plenty of roles Hong Kong can play in the belt and road plan if the city can get its act together

Time for Hong Kong to gear up to make the most of belt and road opportunities
Opinion | The political message of Hong Kong’s proposed vacancy tax speaks louder than its efficacy in bringing down home prices

Even if Hong Kong’s vacancy tax does not ease our home crunch, it conveys a strong political message that the city administration is determined to do whatever it takes to ease the housing burden for city residents

7 Apr 2019 - 7:41PM

Even if Hong Kong’s vacancy tax does not ease our home crunch, it conveys a strong political message that the city administration is determined to do whatever it takes to ease the housing burden for city residents

The political message of Hong Kong’s proposed vacancy tax speaks louder than its efficacy in bringing down home prices
Hong Kong’s tunnel toll plan a good start, but only fewer cars will solve congestion
Opinion | Celebrate the mutual understanding and shared values that the film industry brings us

Links between Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland filmmakers are vital to building mutual trust and relationships

24 Nov 2018 - 10:11PM

Links between Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland filmmakers are vital to building mutual trust and relationships

Celebrate the mutual understanding and shared values that the film industry brings us
Opinion | Hong Kong’s integration with the mainland is a two-way street, and both sides can be more flexible

Hong Kong should play a more active role in integration with the mainland. Shenzhen’s advances can be a role model for development, especially in making the mainland a more attractive employment environment for Hongkongers.

7 Nov 2018 - 7:45PM

Hong Kong should play a more active role in integration with the mainland. Shenzhen’s advances can be a role model for development, especially in making the mainland a more attractive employment environment for Hongkongers.

Hong Kong’s integration with the mainland is a two-way street, and both sides can be more flexible
Opinion | Rational debate needed on Lantau reclamation for our future

Its scale may be unprecedented but we must continuously seek out-of-the-box solutions to the daunting challenges facing us, writes Ken Chu

20 Oct 2018 - 9:30PM

Its scale may be unprecedented but we must continuously seek out-of-the-box solutions to the daunting challenges facing us, writes Ken Chu

Rational debate needed on Lantau reclamation for our future
Some ways Hong Kong can help mainland China in its trade fight
Hong Kong’s government and the MTR Corp must strive to wipe out the public works blunders plaguing the city
Hong Kong’s industrial buildings could still harbour art and culture groups if revitalisation policies are tweaked

The government’s policy on revitalising industrial buildings should factor in the city’s art and culture groups, for whom spruced up buildings have meant higher rent or homelessness.

24 Jul 2018 - 12:15AM

The government’s policy on revitalising industrial buildings should factor in the city’s art and culture groups, for whom spruced up buildings have meant higher rent or homelessness.

Hong Kong’s industrial buildings could still harbour art and culture groups if revitalisation policies are tweaked
Greater Bay Area’s tech talent search should be casting its net closer to home, with Hong Kong as its base

Hong Kong could be a beacon for the region’s global tech talent search, but should not be indirectly excluding mainland graduates from its schemes.

16 Jun 2018 - 7:36PM

Hong Kong could be a beacon for the region’s global tech talent search, but should not be indirectly excluding mainland graduates from its schemes.

Greater Bay Area’s tech talent search should be casting its net closer to home, with Hong Kong as its base
Amid the strategic rise of China’s Hainan island, Hong Kong must collaborate to grow together
Ball in Donald Trump’s court as Xi Jinping champions free trade at Boao Forum 
Boost Greater Bay Area integration with more sporting and cultural events for our youth

With infrastructure projects connecting cities in the Greater Bay Area in place, the focus should be on encouraging more sporting and cultural activities among young people.

14 Mar 2018 - 6:26PM

With infrastructure projects connecting cities in the Greater Bay Area in place, the focus should be on encouraging more sporting and cultural activities among young people.

Boost Greater Bay Area integration with more sporting and cultural events for our youth
Making STEM fun for children is vital for Hong Kong’s future

The Hong Kong economy needs a workforce trained in science and technology to compete in today’s digital world, and no push to promote STEM education in schools can succeed without children taking a genuine interest in these subjects.

26 Feb 2018 - 5:27PM

The Hong Kong economy needs a workforce trained in science and technology to compete in today’s digital world, and no push to promote STEM education in schools can succeed without children taking a genuine interest in these subjects.

Making STEM fun for children is vital for Hong Kong’s future
There’s hope for Hong Kong’s youth, if they can look beyond themselves and help others

Hong Kong’s young people face daunting challenges, but being frustrated does not give one licence to violate the law or to be rude. Working with the underprivileged may give them new perspectives.

4 Feb 2018 - 5:27PM

Hong Kong’s young people face daunting challenges, but being frustrated does not give one licence to violate the law or to be rude. Working with the underprivileged may give them new perspectives.

There’s hope for Hong Kong’s youth, if they can look beyond themselves and help others
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge can shorten travel times and extend opportunities

The long-talked-about bridge is no longer about boosting manufacturing for Hong Kong industry, but will instead bring many benefits by cutting commute times and opening up new options for travel and work.

16 Jan 2018 - 7:50PM

The long-talked-about bridge is no longer about boosting manufacturing for Hong Kong industry, but will instead bring many benefits by cutting commute times and opening up new options for travel and work.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge can shorten travel times and extend opportunities
Hong Kong should raise its game and give its athletes more support
Hong Kong should be encouraging electric vehicle use, not curbing it
Hong Kong will embrace mobile payments – eventually
How the West Kowloon arts hub can help Hong Kong win back its edge over Shenzhen and Shanghai
Carrie Lam’s focus on affordable housing in Hong Kong will finally help the squeezed ‘sandwich’ class
Hong Kong still has the edge over Shanghai, but for how long?
Can Hong Kong follow Macau and Singapore in reclaiming land for housing?
If AI takes over the world, capitalism may well not survive
Hong Kong’s new sports park at Kai Tak will not be a white elephant if lessons are learned
Decentralise Hong Kong’s business districts to ease traffic congestion
Hong Kong must focus on innovation and science to maintain its edge over economic rivals
Hong Kong’s chronic doctor shortage can be cured with new tech and new blood