PERSONAL PROFILE

Prof. Anthony B. L. Cheung, GBS, JP

Professor Anthony Cheung is currently the Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS). From 2008 to 2012, Professor Cheung was President of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), the predecessor of EdUHK.

Professor Cheung graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1974 with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Economics. He later obtained a MSc in Public Sector Management from the University of Aston, the UK, and PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Aston University in 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate of Education by EdUHK in 2017.

Professor Cheung joined the civil service in the 1970s. In 1986, he commenced his academic career in the Department of Public and Social Administration of City University of Hong Kong (then City Polytechnic of Hong Kong), where he subsequently became Professor and Head of Department.

Professor Cheung’s research focused on governance and public administration, producing over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as several authored/edited books. He co-founded the Asian Association of Public Administration in 2010 and had been its president.

Professor Cheung has been active in community and public service, having held major positions including: Non-Official Member of the Executive Council (2005-2012); Chairman of the Consumer Council (2007-2012); Chairman of the Pay Trend Survey Committee (2007); Board member of Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (2007-17); and Member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of its Education Panel (1995-1997). Since November 2017 he has been appointed Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Member of the Education Commission and University Grants Committee. He also chairs a government task force to review self-financing post-secondary education.

Professor Cheung was Secretary for Transport and Housing and Chairman of the Housing Authority from July 2012 to June 2017.

EDUCATION

  • PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science‚ UK)
  • MSc (University of Aston‚ UK)
  • BSocSc (The University of Hong Kong)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Governance Studies
  • Asian Administrative Reforms
  • Civil Service Studies
  • Para-governmental Organisations and Privatisation
  • Public Policy

RECENT PUBLICATION

Books:

《不能迴避的現實—回顧任局長五年的房屋政策》,香港:中華書局,July 2018,  242pp. (An Unavoidable Reality—A Review of Housing Policies During My Five Years As Secretary, Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Company. In Chinese)

Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond, (co-edited with Julia Tao, Martin Painter and Chenyang Li). London: Routledge, January 2010, 358pp.

《反思香港發展模式》, 香港:天地圖書有限公司, January 2009, 303pp. (Rethinking the Hong Kong Development Model, Hong Kong: Cosmos Book Company. In Chinese)

《管治香港的難題:回歸10年反思》, 香港:進一步多媒體, June 2007, 96pp. (The Problems of Governing Hong Kong: Ten Years after Reunification, Hong Kong: Step Forward Multi-media. In Chinese)

《公共管治策畧:特區八年政策得失》, 香港:CUP出版社, May 2006, 246pp. (Strategy in Public Governance: A Policy Review of Eight Years of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, TOM (Cup Magazine) Publishing Limited. In Chinese)

Public Service Reform in East Asia: Reform Issues and Challenges in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong (edited), Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, January 2005, 300pp.

Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigm Shift or Business As Usual? (Co-edited with Ian Scott). London: RoutledgeCurzon, 349 pp. January 2003, (Contribution to editorship: 50%)

《變與不變:危機與轉型下的管治之道》, 香港:進一步多媒體, June 2001, 164pp. (To Change or Not to Change: Governance under Crisis and Transformation, Hong Kong: Step Forward Multi-media. In Chinese)

Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong Into the 21st Century. (Co-edited with Jane Lee). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, November 2001, 374 pp. (Contribution to editorship: 90%)

The Civil Service in Hong Kong: Continuity and Change. (Co-written with Shafiqul Huque and Grace Lee). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, July 1998, 189 pp. (Contribution: 33%)

Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong. (Co-edited with Jane Lee). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, March 1995, 324 pp. (Contribution to editorship: 50%)

Public Administration and Policies in Hong Kong (A collection of previously published articles and papers), Wide Angle Press, November 1988 (in Chinese), 147 pp.

Book chapters in edited books:

“In Search of Trust and Legitimacy: The Political Trajectory of Hong Kong as Part of China”, in Milan Sun, Clay Wescott and Lawrence R Jones (eds) Trust and Governance Institutions: Asian Experiences, Charlotte, Information Age Publishing Inc., 2013.

“How Hong Kong Universities Balance the Global and the Regional”, in Bob Adamson, Jon Nixon and Feng Su (eds) The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy, Comparative Education Research Centre at The University of Hong Kong, in association with Springer, 2012, pp. 95-112.

“Policy Formulation”, in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Leonardo Morlino (eds) International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011, pp. 1917-23.

“香港身份:本土性、國族性與全球性的交織” (Hong Kong Identity: The Local, The National and The Global), in呂大樂、吳俊雄、馬傑偉 (編) 香港、生活、文化 (Hong Kong, Life, Culture), Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, January 2011, pp. 1-20.

“NPM in Asian Countries”, in Tom Christensen and Per Lægreid (eds) The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management , January 2011, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 131-44.

“Performance Management in Hong Kong”, in Evan M. Berman (ed) Public Administration in Southeast Asia, London: CRC Francis & Taylor Group, January 2011, pp. 295-314.

“Budgeting and Finance”, in Mark Bevir (ed) The SAGE Handbook of Governance, London: Sage, January 2011, pp. 270-85,.

“Checks and Balance in China’s Administrative Traditions: A Preliminary Assessment”, in Martin Painter and B. Guy Peters (eds) Tradition and Public Administration, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, July 2010, pp. 31-43.

“Repositioning the State and the Public Sector Reform Agenda: The Case of Hong Kong”, in M. Ramesh, E. Araral Jr. and Xun Wu (eds) Reasserting the Public in Public Service, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, April 2010), pp. 79-100.

“Restoring Governability in Hong Kong: Managing Plurality and Joining Up Governance” in Julia Tao, Anthony Cheung, Martin Painter and Chenyang Li (eds) Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond, Routledge, January 2010, pp. 158-85.

“Why governance for harmony?” (with Julia Tao, Martin Painter and Li Chenyang), in Julia Tao, Anthony Cheung, Martin Painter and Chenyang Li (eds) Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond, Routledge, January 2010, pp. 3-11.

“Public Management Reform in Hong Kong”, in Shaun F. Goldfinch and Joe L. Wallis (eds) International Handbook of Public Management Reform, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, September 2009, pp. 317-35.

“非典管治:行政主導的重新詮釋” (Atypical Governance: A Reinterpretation of the Executive-led System) in張炳良、戴耀廷等, 香港經驗:文化傳承與制度創新 (Hong Kong Experience: Cultural Heritage and Institutional Innovation), Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, July 2009, pp. 1-16.

“Interpreting East Asian Social Policy Development:: Paradigm Shift or Policy ‘Steadiness’?”, in Ka-ho Mok and Ray Forrest (eds) Changing Governance and Public Policy in East Asia, London and New York: Routledge, Feburary 2009, pp. 25-48.

“Hong Kong’s Role in Transforming China”, in M. Chan (ed) China’s Hong Kong Transformed: Retrospect and Prospects Beyond the First Decade, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, Preface, November 2008, pp. xi-xvii.

“Combating Corruption as a Political Strategy to Rebuild Trust and Legitimacy: Can China Learn from Hong Kong?”, in Bidhya Bowornwathana and Clay Wescott (eds) Comparative Governance Reform in Asia: Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, November 2008, pp. 55-84.

“Evaluation of the Hong Kong Integrity System”, in L. Huberts, F. Anechiarico and F. E. Six (eds) Local Integrity Systems: World Cities Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, The Hague: BJU Legal Publishers, June 2008, pp. 105-15.

“The Hong Kong System under One Country Being Tested: Article 23, Governance Crisis and the Quest for A New Hong Kong Identity”, in Joseph Cheng (ed) The July 1 Protest Rally: Interpreting a Historic Event, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, November 2005, pp. 33-70.

“State Capacity in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan: Coping with Legitimation, Integration and Performance”, in Jon Pierre and Martin Painter (eds) Challenges to State Policy Capacity: Global Trends and Comparative Perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, January 2005, pp. 225-54.

“Civil Service Pay Reform in Hong Kong: Principles, Politics and Paradoxes”, in Anthony B. L. Cheung (ed) Public Service Reform in East Asia: Reform Issues and Challenges in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, January 2005, pp. 157-92.

“Introduction”, in Anthony B. L. Cheung (ed) Public Service Reform in East Asia: Reform Issues and Challenges in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, January 2005, pp.1-18.

“The Politics of International Policy Learning in Public Administration: Limits of Interdependence and Convergence under Globalization”, in A. Farazmand (eds) Sound Governance: Policy and Administrative Innovations, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, December 2004, pp. 57-73.

“Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong and Singapore: Reform Trajectories and Explanations”, in Akira Nakamura (ed) Comparative Studies of Public Administration VIII: Public Reform, Policy Change, and New Public Management – From the Asia and Pacific Perspective, EROPA (Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration) Local Government Center, Tokyo, Japan, March 2004, pp. 1-28.

“Health Finance”, in Linda Wong, Lynn White and Gui Shixun (eds) Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai: A Tale of Two Cities, Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, February 2004, pp. 23-52.

“Political Participation” in Y. M. Yeung and K. Y. Wong (eds) Fifty Years of Public Housing in Hong Kong: A Golden Jubilee Review and Appraisal, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, December 2003. pp. 207-34. [With separate Chinese edition]

“The Civil Service and Political Reform”, in Christine Loh & Civic Exchange (ed) Building Democracy: Creating Good Government for Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, September 2003, pp. 71-83.

“Hong Kong’s Healthcare Policy (香港醫療政策研究)”, in Gui Shixun and Linda Wong (eds): A Comparative Study of Social Policy in Shanghai and Hong Kong (上海與香港社會政策比較研究), Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, April 2003, pp. 166-87.

“Public Service Reform in Singapore: Reinventing Government in a Global Age”, in Anthony Cheung and Ian Scott (eds) Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigm Shifts or Business As Usual?, London: RoutledgeCurzon, January 2003, pp. 138-62.

“Government Reinvention in Taiwan: Administrative Modernization and Regime Transition”, in Anthony Cheung and Ian Scott (eds) Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigm Shifts or Business As Usual?, London: RoutledgeCurzon, January 2003, pp. 90-116.

“Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigms, Paradoxes and Dilemmas” (with Ian Scott), in Anthony Cheung and Ian Scott (eds) Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigm Shifts or Business As Usual?, London: RoutledgeCurzon, January 2003, pp. 1-24 (Contribution: 50%).

“Transformation of the Civil Service System”, in M. K. Chan and A. Y. So (eds) Crisis and Transformation in China’s Hong Kong, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, August 2002, pp. 166-88.

“The Changing Political System: Executive-led Government or ‘Disabled’ Governance?”, in S. K Lau (ed) The First Tung Chee-hwa Administration: The First Five Years of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, July 2002, pp. 41-68.

“The Politics of New Public Management: Some Experience from Reforms in East Asia”, in Kate McLaughlin, Stephen Osborne and Ewan Ferlie (eds) The New Public Management: Current Trends and Future Prospects, London: Routledge, February 2002, pp. 243-73.

“Health Policy Reform”, chapter in L Wong and N Flynn (eds) The Market in Chinese Social Policy, Hampshire: Palgrave, June 2001, pp. 63-87.

“Between Autonomy and Accountability: Hong Kong’s Senior Civil Servants in Search of an Identity”, chapter in R Chapman (ed) Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium, Aldershot: Ashgate, August 2000, pp 185-202. [With translation in Czech and Albanian published in 2003 and 2004 respectively]

“Social Conflicts: 1975-1986”. (With K S Louie) Chapter in S K Lau (ed) Social Development and Political Change in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, March 2000, pp 63-114. (Contribution: 50%)

“Administrative Development in Hong Kong: Political Questions, Administrative Answers”, chapter in H K Wong and H S Chan (eds) Handbook of Comparative Public Administration in the Asia-Pacific Basin, New York: Marcel Dekker, February 1999, pp 219-252.

“Public Service Reform and Marketization: Unresolved Dilemma?” (“公共服務改革與市場化: 未解的吊詭?”), chapter in H M Chan (ed) Values and Society 《價值與社會》, Vol 2, Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House, September 1998 (in Chinese), pp 147-162.

“The Transition of Bureaucratic Authority: The Political Role of the Senior Civil Service in the Post-1997 Governance of Hong Kong”, chapter in P K Li (ed) Political Order and Power Transition in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, December 1997, pp 79-108.

“Changing Values Under Public Sector Reform”, chapter in Values and Society: Proceedings of Annual Conference 1993 & 1994, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Lingnan College, General Education School, May 1997, pp 195-205.

“The Civil Service System” (公務員制度), chapter in Joseph Y S Cheng and K Y Law (eds) New Perspectives in Political Studies (政治學新論), Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1997 (in Chinese), pp 197-226.

“The Civil Service in Transition”, Chapter in M K Nyaw and S M Li (eds) The Other Hong Kong Report 1996, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1996, pp 67-88.

 “Civil Service Reform in Shenzhen: Expectations and Problems”, chapter in Stewart MacPherson and Joseph Y S Cheng (eds) Economic and Social Development in the Pearl River Delta, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1996, pp 76-106.

“The Civil Service in Transition”, chapter in Stephen Y L Cheung and Stephen M H Sze (eds) The Other Hong Kong Report 1995, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1995, pp 67-86.

“Do they matter ? Some observations on the role of the mass media in the 1991 Legislative Council Direct Election”, chapter in Y M To and Y M Nip (eds) Mass Media Strategies and Elections, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Humanities Publisher, September 1995 (in Chinese), pp 111-136.

“Medical and Health”, chapter in D H McMillen and S W Man (eds) The Other Hong Kong Report 1994, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, November 1994, pp 351-366.

“The Civil Service Pay System in Hong Kong - Implications on Efficiency and Equity”, chapter in John P Burns (ed) Asian Civil Service Systems: Improving Efficiency and Productivity, Singapore: Times Academic Press, June 1994, pp 260-289.

“Development and Convergence of Political Institutions in the Transitional Period”. (With Dr K S Louie). Chapter in One Country Two Systems Economic Research Institute (ed) Hong Kong in Transition 1992, Hong Kong: One Country Two Systems Economic Research Institute, July 1993 (in Chinese), pp 462-487. (Contribution: 50%)

“Reflections on June 4th and China”, chapter in Meeting Point (ed) The Echoes of History: The Review and Prospect of the 1989 Pro-Democracy Movement in China, Hong Kong: Meeting Point, May 1991 (in Chinese), pp 3-14.

“The Civil Service”, chapter in M K Lee and Y W Sung (eds) The Other Hong Kong Report 1991, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, November 1991, pp 27-54.

“The Civil Service”, chapter in Y S Cheng and Y C Wong (eds) The Other Hong Kong Report 1990, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1990, pp 87-112.

“The Future Political Order of Hong Kong from the Perspective of the Basic Law Political Structure”, chapter in Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Society (ed) Into the Future: Hong Kong After the Basic Law (Conference proceedings), Hong Kong: Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Society, September 1990 (in Chinese), pp 1-31.

“The Progress and Difficulties of Political Reforms in China during the past decade”, ibid, 1990, pp 153-173.

“Some Reflections on Chinese Socialism”, chapter in C H Ng et al (eds) Obstacles and Breakthrough: In Search of Democracy in China, Hong Kong: Meeting Point, 1990 (in Chinese), pp 11-32.

“The Pattern of District Administration - A Structural Analysis”, chapter in Yu-shek Cheng (ed) Hong Kong in Transition, Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Co, 1989 (in Chinese), pp 38-66.

Journal Articles:

“Can There Be An Asian Model of Public Administration?”, Public Administration and Development, No. 33, September 2013, pp. 249-61.

“Public Governance Reform in Hong Kong: Rebuilding Trust and Governability”, International Journal of Public Sector Reform, special issue on Public Sector Governance and Management in Asian Countries, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2013, pp. 421-36.

“Higher Education in Asia: Challenges from and Contribution to Globalization”, International Journal of Chinese Education, No. 1, 2012, pp. 177-95.

“One Country, Two Experiences: Administrative Reforms in China and Hong Kong”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, special issue on Public Administration in East Asia: Legacies, Trajectories and Lessons, Vol. 78, No. 2, June 2012, pp. 261-83.

“Overview”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, special issue on Public Administration in East Asia: Legacies, Trajectories and Lessons, Vol. 78, No. 2, June 2012, pp. 209-16.

“Global Aspirations and Strategizing for World-Class Status: New Form of Politics in Higher Education Governance in Hong Kong” (jointly with Ka-ho Mok), Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 33, No. 3, June 2011, pp. 231-51.

“In Search of Trust and Legitimacy: The Political Trajectory of Hong Kong as Part of China”, International Public Management Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2010, pp. 38-63.

“A Response to ‘Building Administrative Capacity for the Age of Rapid Globalization: a Modest Prescription for the Twenty-First Century’”, Public Administration Review, November/December 2009, pp. 1034-36.

 “Evaluating the Ombudsman System of Hong Kong: Towards Good Governance and Citizenship Enhancement”, Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2009, pp. 73-94.

“The Story of Two Administrative States: State Capacity in Hong Kong and Singapore”, The Pacific Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, May 2008, pp. 121-45.

“Combating Corruption as a Political Strategy to Rebuild Trust and Legitimacy: Can China Learn from Hong Kong?”, International Public Management Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, October 2007, pp. 45-71.

“Policy Capacity in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Constrained Institutions Facing a Crowding and Differentiated Polity”, The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 29, No. 1, June 2007, pp. 51-75.

“Executive-led Governance or Executive Power ‘Hollowed-Out’ – The Political Quagmire of Hong Kong”, Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 15, No. 1, April 2007, pp. 17-38.

“Judicial Review and Policy Making in Hong Kong: Changing Interface Between the Legal and the Political” (jointly with Max W. L. Wong), The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 28, No. 2, December 2006, pp. 117-41.

“How Autonomous are Public Corporations in Hong Kong? The Case of the Airport Authority”, Public Organization Review: A Global Journal, Vol. 6, September 2006, pp. 221-36.

“Reinventing Hong Kong’s Public Service: Same NPM Reform, Different Contexts and Politics”, International Journal of Organizational Theory & Behaviour, Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 212-34.

“Budgetary Reforms in the Two City States: Impact on Central Budget Agency in Hong Kong and Singapore”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 341-61.

“Bureaucrats-Enterprise Negotiation in China’s Enterprise Reform at the Local Level: Case Studies in Guangzhou”, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 14, No. 45, 2005, pp. 695-720.

“Whose Reason? Which Rationality? Understanding the ‘Real Worlds’ of Hong Kong’s Public Managers” (with Brian Brewer and Julia Tao), Philosophy of Management (formerly Reason in Practice), Vol. 5 No. 1, 2005, pp. 3-14 (Contribution: 40%).

“What’s in a Pamphlet? – Shortfalls and Paradoxical Flaws in Hong Kong’s Performance Pledges”, Public Management Review (UK), Vol. 7, No. 3, September, 2005, pp. 341-66.

“The Politics of Administrative Reforms in Asia: Paradigms and Legacies, Paths and Diversities”, Governance, Vol. 18, No. 2, April 2005, pp. 257-82.

“Hong Kong’s Post-1997 Institutional Crisis: Problems of Governance and Institutional Incompatibility”, Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, January-April 2005, pp. 135-67.

“Who Advised the Hong Kong Government? The Politics of Absorption before and after 1997” (with Paul C. W. Wong), Asian Survey, Vol. 44, No. 6, November/December 2004, pp. 874-94. (Contribution: 50%).

“Strong Executive, Weak Policy Capacity: The Changing Environment of Policymaking in Hong Kong”, The Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, June 2004, pp. 1-30.

“Customizing the Tenants, Empowering the Managers: Impact of Public Housing Governance Reform in Hong Kong” (with N. M. Yip), Housing, Theory and Society, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2003, pp.98-109. (Contribution: 50%).

“Health Finance”, The Chinese Economy (with Gu Xingyuan), Vol. 35, No. 6, November-December 2002, pp. 34-67. (Contribution: 70%).

“Citizenship: Re-building of Trust between the Government and the Public”, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 6, No 1, January 2003 (in Chinese), pp 56-62.

“Modernizing Public Healthcare Governance in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Professional Power in New Public Management”, Public Management Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2002, pp. 343-65.

“The Paradox of China’s Wage System Reforms: Balancing Stakeholders’ Rationalities” (with Kitty Poon) Public Administration Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 2000 [printed in early 2002], pp. 491-521 (contribution: 50%).

“Public Enterprises and Privatization in East Asia: Paths, Politics and Prospects” Public Finance and Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2002,, pp. 67-96.  

 “The New Two-Pronged Strategy of Enterprise Reform in China”, (With Ma Ngok and Mok Ka-ho), Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 48, No. 5, September/October 2001, pp. 52-61 (contribution: 33%).

“Civil Service Reform in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Political Challenges, Managerial Responses”, International Journal of Public Administration, Vol.24, No.9, August 2001, pp. 929-50.

“Globalization versus Asian Values: Alternative Paradigms in Understanding Governance and Administration”, Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, December 2000, pp. 1-16.

“The Formation of Leaders in Party Politics: The Limitations in Hong Kong”, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol 3, No 2, July 2000 (in Chinese), pp 29-35.

“New Interventionism in the Making: Interpreting State Interventions in Hong Kong after the Change of Sovereignty”, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol 9, No 24, July 2000, pp 291-308.

“Moving into Performance Pay for Hong Kong Civil Servants: Conceptualization and Implementation Problems”, Public Administration and Policy, Vol 8, No 2, September 1999, pp 9-22.

“From Colony to Special Administrative Region: Issues of Hong Kong’s Autonomy within a Centralized Authoritarianistic State”, Verfassung und Recht in Übersee (Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America), University of Giessen, Germany, Vol 31, No 3, September 1998, pp 302-316.

“The ‘Trading Fund’ Reform in Hong Kong: Claims and Performance”, Public Administration and Policy, Vol 7, No 2, September 1998, pp 105-123.

“Reform in Search of Politics: The Case of Hong Kong’s Aborted Attempt to Corporatise Public Broadcasting”, Asian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 19, No 2, December 1997, pp 276-302.

“Understanding Public-Sector Reforms: Global Trends and Diverse Agendas”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol 63, No 4, December 1997, pp 435-457.

“The Rise of Privatization Policies: Similar Faces, Diverse Motives”, International Journal of Public Administration, Vol 20, No 12, December 1997, pp 2213-2245.

“Rebureaucratization of Politics in Hong Kong: Prospects after 1997”, Asian Survey, Vol XXXVII, No 8, August 1997, pp 720-737. [Included in The International Library of Social Change in Asia Pacific, Aldershot: Ashgate, November 2002.]

“The Development of Tenant Involvement Strategies in Hong Kong: A Preliminary Review”. (With Chris Blundell) Hong Kong Public Administration, Vol 5, No 2, 1996, pp 105-119. (Contribution: 50%).

“Public Sector Reform and the Re-legitimation of Public Bureaucratic Power : The Case of Hong Kong”, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol 9, No 5/6, 1996, pp 37-50.

“Efficiency as the Rhetoric? - Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong Explained”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol 62, No 1, March 1996, pp 31-47.

“Performance Pledges - Power to the Consumer or A Quagmire in Public Service Legitimation?”, International Journal of Public Administration, Vol 19, No 2, February 1996, pp 233-259.

“State Intervention and the Legitimacy Crisis: The Hong Kong Experience”, The Chinese Public Administration Review (中國行政評論) (Taiwan), Vol 1, No 4, September 1992 (in Chinese), pp 1-18.

“Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong: Perspectives and Problems”, Asian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 14, No 2, December 1992, pp 115-148.

“Democracy and the Democratic Movement in Hong Kong: Origin and Prospects”, Politics, Administration and Change, No 18, January - June 1992, pp 19-39.

“On the Constitutional Significance of the Basic Law”, Law Review (法學評論), School of Law, Wuhan University, China, Vol 33, No 1, 1989 (in Chinese), pp 60-65.