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Prof Anthony Cheung, Former Minister and Distinguished Scholar, joins APS

Prof Anthony Cheung, Former Minister and Distinguished Scholar, joins APS

Prof Anthony Bing-leung Cheung, GBS, JP, former Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2012-2017), officially joined the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of the Education University of Hong Kong as Research Chair Professor, on February 5 2018.

Prof Cheung is a distinguished scholar in public administration and policy with international reputation. His expertise focused on governance and public policy, civil service studies, comparative administrative reforms, para-governmental organizations, and privatization. He has authored/edited 10 books, and written 50 refereed journal articles, and 55 book chapters. He served on the editorial board of various academic journals, including Public Organization Review (USA), The International Journal of Public Sector Management (UK), Policy & Politics (UK), Chinese Public Administration Review (USA), Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business & Government (Australia), The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration (Hong Kong & Australia), and Public Policy and Administration (UK).

As a senior policy-maker, Prof Cheung’s major achievements during his tenure as the Secretary for Transport and Housing include: the formulation of the 2014 Long Term Housing Strategy, the launch of the 2014 Railway Development Strategy, the approval in 2015 of the implementation of the Three-Runway System for the Hong Kong International Airport, the establishment of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board in 2016, and the completion of the Public Transport Strategy Study in 2017.

Before he joined government, Professor Cheung was the President and Chair Professor of Public Administration at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (now The Education University of Hong Kong) from January 2008 to June 2012. Under his leadership, the then Institute set out the blueprint for achieving University title under the “Education-plus” vision and strategy, by diversifying its education-related humanities and social sciences discipline base and growing its postgraduate and doctoral programmes. The Department of Asian and Policy Studies was founded in his presidency.

Prof Cheung’s scholarship in public administration and rich experience in the government as policy-maker are expected to add extraordinary strength to APS’ research program.