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

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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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