Agnes Chan (left) is appointed Hong Kong goodwill ambassador by then Tourism Board chair, Selina Chow, in April 2001. Bold-thinking, streetwise and deeply caring, Chan seems tailor-made for the role of education secretary. Photo: David Wong
Agnes Chan (left) is appointed Hong Kong goodwill ambassador by then Tourism Board chair, Selina Chow, in April 2001. Bold-thinking, streetwise and deeply caring, Chan seems tailor-made for the role of education secretary. Photo: David Wong

Why pop star Agnes Chan as Hong Kong’s education secretary would be a stroke of genius

Philip Yeung says the Unicef ambassador with degrees in child psychology and education is tailor-made to take charge of Hong Kong’s calcified public education system and free its schools of bureaucratic tunnel vision

Agnes Chan (left) is appointed Hong Kong goodwill ambassador by then Tourism Board chair, Selina Chow, in April 2001. Bold-thinking, streetwise and deeply caring, Chan seems tailor-made for the role of education secretary. Photo: David Wong
Agnes Chan (left) is appointed Hong Kong goodwill ambassador by then Tourism Board chair, Selina Chow, in April 2001. Bold-thinking, streetwise and deeply caring, Chan seems tailor-made for the role of education secretary. Photo: David Wong
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