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New deputy for liaison office; Pro-Beijing barrister to lead Minimum Wage Commission; Peking University scholar named next Dean of Business and Economics of HKU.

New deputy for Beijing’s liaison office

Chen Dong (陳冬), a senior Fujian official has been appointed the eighth deputy head of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong.

Chen, aged 53, is in charge of Fujian’s judicial and law enforcement affairs and had worked for nine years with Xi Jinping who himself spent 17 years working in the province from 1985 to 2002. Chen will become the youngest deputy of the liaison office.


CPPCC member-barrister to lead Minimum Wage Commission

Priscilla Wong Pui-sze (王沛詩), a barrister and CPPCC delegate with pro-establishment background, has been appointed head of the Minimum Wage Commission with effect from 1 March, 2017 despite never being in the commission before.

Wong’s husband is Martin Liao Cheung-kong (廖長江), ExCo member, legislator representing the Commercial (Second) functional constituency and convenor of the pro-establishment camp.


Peking University scholar named next Dean of Business and Economics of HKU

The University of Hong Kong Council has appointed Professor Cai Hongbin (蔡洪濱) as the next Dean of Business and Economics for a term of five years to succeed Professor Eric Chang (張介) who will retire from his deanship on 1 July, 2017.

Cai is currently Professor in Economics at the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University and was the Dean of the School from December 2010 to January 2017. He is also an NPC deputy for Jianxi Province, a CPPCC delegate for the Beijing municipal government and was independent non-executive director of several state corporations.

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