Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang
Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang
Alfred C. M. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Alfred C. M. Chan

True leaders fight prejudice for social progress. So why not in Hong Kong?

  • Alfred C. M. Chan says the Hong Kong government should stop hiding behind social conventions as an excuse for its slow progress in strengthening laws to root out discrimination and protect the marginalised in society

Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang
Hong Kong people’s freedoms and equal rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights Ordinance and four anti-discrimination ordinances, all of which should be updated as societies and notions of equality evolve. The government should heed the calls for change. Photo: Fung Chang
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Alfred C. M. Chan

Alfred C. M. Chan

Professor Alfred C. M. Chan is the chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission. He has been both a practitioner in welfare services for older persons and an academic in social gerontology. He was a member of the Hong Kong World Health Organisation Quality of Life Instruments (Elderly) Study Team (2002-6), and a consultant on ageing and social development issues for the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (2001-2015).