Hong Kong – Appointments to Council on Human Reproductive Technology gazetted

Appointments to Council on Human Reproductive Technology gazetted

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     The Government published in the Gazette today (May 10) the appointments of six new members and reappointments of four serving members to the Council on Human Reproductive Technology.
 
     The newly appointed members are Dr Go Wing-wa, Dr Charas Ong Yeu-theng, Reverend Leung Yuen-yiu, Reverend Ng Sui-lung, Professor Dennis Wong Sing-wing and Mr Jeffrey Lo Cheuk-fei. The reappointed serving members are Dr Leung Kwok-yin, Ms Eva Choi Doi-kwan, Mr Frederick Hui Cheuk-kit and Ms Vanessa Wan Lai-shan.
 
     The appointments of Dr Go Wing-wa, Dr Charas Ong Yeu-theng, Reverend Leung Yuen-yiu, Reverend Ng Sui-lung, Mr Jeffrey Lo Cheuk-fei, Dr Leung Kwok-yin, Ms Eva Choi Doi-kwan, Mr Frederick Hui Cheuk-kit and Ms Vanessa Wan Lai-shan took effect from April 11, 2024, whereas that of Professor Dennis Wong Sing-wing took effect from May 2, 2024. The aforementioned members were all appointed for a three-year tenure.
 
     The Secretary for Health, Professor Lo Chung-mau, welcomed the new members to the Council. He also expressed gratitude to Dr Yu Kai-man, Dr Chow Kam-ming, Dr Philip Beh Swan-lip, Professor Kwan Kai-man and Professor Cheung Yuet-wah for having served in the Council and offered invaluable contributions and unfailing support to the Council during their terms of office.
 
     Established in 2001 under the Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance, the Council on Human Reproductive Technology is tasked to regulate reproductive technology activities including regulating the provision of reproductive technology procedures and embryo research, etc in Hong Kong through a licensing system, and formulate the Code of Practice for the relevant sectors.
 
     Under section 4(2) of the Ordinance, the Council consists of 26 members from a wide range of disciplines, including medical specialists, legal professionals, a social worker, religious personnel or scholars in theology/philosophy/ethics, psychiatrists or psychologists, sociologists, local community leaders and government representatives.
 
     The membership list of the Council with effect from May 2, 2024, is as follows:
 
Chairperson
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Professor Raymond Liang Hin-suen
 
Deputy Chairperson
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Professor Wong Man-sau
 
Members
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Dr Cheung Tak-hong
Ms Eva Choi Doi-kwan
Dr Abril Choy Fung-peng
Dr Go Wing-wa
Mr Frederick Hui Cheuk-kit
Dr May Lam Mei-ling
Dr Leung Kwok-yin
Reverend Leung Yuen-yiu
Mr Jeffrey Lo Cheuk-fei
Mr Ng Chak-hang
Reverend Ng Sui-lung
Ms Ng Wing-wing
Dr Charas Ong Yeu-theng
Ms Shum Hin-han
Ms Vanessa Wan Lai-shan
Professor Kelvin Wang Man-ping
Professor Dennis Wong Sing-wing
Ms Wu Shuk-yin
Mr Christopher Yu Wing-fai
Principal Assistant Secretary, Health Bureau
Assistant Director, Department of Health
Assistant Director, Home Affairs Department
Chief Social Work Officer, Social Welfare Department

Hong Kong – Appointments to Committee on Promotion of Civic Education announced

Appointments to Committee on Promotion of Civic Education announced

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     The Government announced today (March 31) the appointment of five new members and the reappointment of 10 incumbent members to the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE). The appointments of these 15 members will take effect from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2026.
      
     The five newly appointed members are Miss Chan Nga-man, Ms Kimberly Kwok Hew-chee, Ms Lau Hoi-chi, Mr Lee Kang-pan and Ms Esther Sham Ei-hung. The 10 reappointed members are Mr Mac Chan Ho-ting, Mr Jonathan Chan Pok-chi, Ms Chan Wing-man, Mr Allen Che Wai-hang, Mr Andy Kwok Wing-leung, Miss Leung Yan-yan, Mr Robert Andrew Lui Chi-wang, Mr Frederick Poon Siu-chi, Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai and Mr Yiu Chun-kai.
      
     The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, welcomed the appointments and said that she was pleased to see new members coming from different sectors and professions who would give valuable advice to the work of the CPCE. She also expressed her appreciation to the outgoing members, Mr Karson Choi Ka-tsan, Ms Lusan Hung Lo-shan, Mr Lai Chin-hong, Mrs Christine Lau Ma and Ms Fonnie Leung Fung-yee, for their efforts and contributions to the CPCE during their term of service.
           
     The membership list of the CPCE, with effect from April 1, 2024, is as follows:
      
Chairman
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Mr Stanley Choi Tak-shing
 
Members
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Mr Mac Chan Ho-ting
Miss Chan Nga-man
Mr Jonathan Chan Pok-chi
Ms Chan Wing-man
Mr Allen Che Wai-hang
Ms Carol Cheung Nga-lai
Miss Catherina Choy Mei-wa
Mr Stephen Chua Yiu-yeung
Mr Dave Ho
Mr Kinsey Ho Ka-tsun
Ms Kimberly Kwok Hew-chee
Mr Andy Kwok Wing-leung
Ms Lau Hoi-chi
Mr Lee Kang-pan
Miss Christine Leung Wan-chong
Miss Leung Yan-yan
Mr Robert Andrew Lui Chi-wang
Mr Vincent Ma Chi-wai (Steven Ma Chun-wai)
Mr Frederick Poon Siu-chi
Ms Esther Sham Ei-hung
Mr Jan Noel Shih
Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai
Mr James Tong Wai-pong
Miss Shirley Wong Chi-lou
Ms Wong Kit-lin
Dr Yan Wai-kiu
Ms Jennifer Yeung Yin-chi
Mr Yiu Chun-kai
 
     The CPCE was established in 1986 as a non-statutory advisory body to promote civic education outside schools. It advises the Government on the objective and scope of civic education, promotes civic education outside schools through a range of publicity and educational programmes, and sponsors eligible organisations to carry out civic education projects.

Hong Kong – Appointments to Community Investment and Inclusion Fund Committee announced

Appointments to Community Investment and Inclusion Fund Committee announced

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     The Government announced today (March 31) the reappointments of Ms Karin Ann and Mr Andy Wan Ka-kit as members of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) Committee. The appointment of Dr Johannes Poon Yin-kwong and Mr Johnny Sze Chun-hong as new members was also announced. The appointment of these four members will take effect from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2026.

     The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, welcomed the appointments and hopes members will continue to demonstrate the care for community and cross-sectoral collaboration that the CIIF seeks to promote. She also expressed her appreciation to the outgoing member, Dr Eliza Cheung Yee-lai, for her efforts and contributions to the CIIF during her term of service. 
        
     The membership list of the CIIF Committee, with effect from April 1, 2024, is as follows:

Chairman
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Mr Kwan Chuk-fai

Vice-Chairman
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Mr Shum Ho-kit

Members
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Ms Karin Ann
Mr Yu Hon-kwan
Mr Lee Kwong-yu
Miss Leung Sze-wan
Miss Amy Chan Lim-chee
Professor Alan Chow Ping-kay
Dr Fan Ning
Ms Amy Fung Dun-mi
Professor Vivian Lou Wei-qun
Miss Yanice Mak Wing-yan*
Mr Francis Ngai Wah-sing
Dr Johannes Poon Yin-kwong
Miss Joanna Wong Kwan-chiu*
Ms Wong May-kwan
Mr Wong Wai-kit
Mr Andy Wan Ka-kit
Mr Lau Hing-wah
Ms Janus Lau Yuen-yee
Ms So Lai-chun
Mr Johnny Sze Chun-hong

* Appointed through the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth.  
 
     ​The CIIF was established in 2002 to promote social capital development through encouraging mutual support in the neighbourhood, community participation and cross-sectoral partnership. The CIIF Committee is tasked to handle applications for funding under the CIIF and advise the Government on the administration of the CIIF as well as the development of social capital in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong – Appointments to Steering Committee of the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus Scheme

Appointments to Steering Committee of the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus Scheme

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     To further promote the “1 to N” transformation of research and development (R&D) outcomes and industry development, the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus (RAISe+) Scheme was launched in October last year with the aim to unleash potential of local universities in transformation and commercialisation of R&D outcomes, and facilitate relevant collaboration among the Government, industries, universities, and research sectors. It will fund, on a matching basis, at least 100 research teams in eight universities funded by the University Grants Committee, which have good potential to become successful start-ups.     
 
     The Government has set up the Steering Committee of the RAISe+ Scheme under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) to vet eligible applications. The Innovation and Technology Commission today (January 18) announced the appointments to the Committee. The Committee is chaired by Mr Duncan Chiu with members from the research, academic and industry sectors. The appointments are for a term of two years starting from January 1, 2024. The membership of the Committee is as follows:
 
Chairman:
Mr Duncan Chiu
 
Non-official Members:
Professor Bian Zhaoxiang
Professor Cai Hongbin
Dr Sunny Chai Ngai-chiu
Professor Chan Chi-hou
Professor Francis Chan Ka-leung
Mr Simon Chan Sai-ming
Dr Hu Zhanghong
Ms Li Qianxin
Professor Li Zexiang
Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong
Mr Sunny Tan      
Professor Teng Jin-guang  
Mr Patrick Tsang Shun-fuk
 
Ex-officio Members:
Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry or his/her representative
Commissioner for Innovation and Technology or his/her representative

     ​The first application solicitation period has ended on November 30, 2023. The results of the first round of applications under the RAISe+ Scheme will be announced in the first quarter of 2024 with details available on the ITF website (www.itf.gov.hk). For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Scheme (Tel: 3655 5678; email: raiseplus@itc.gov.hk).

Hong Kong – Appointments to the Process Review Panel for the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

Appointments to the Process Review Panel for the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

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     The Government announced today (October 27) appointments to the Process Review Panel for the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (PRP-MPFA).
 
     The Financial Secretary (FS), in exercise of his authority delegated by the Chief Executive, has reappointed Mr Eugene Fung Ting-sek, SC, as the Chairman of the PRP-MPFA. He also appointed Mr Johnny Ip Chun-yuen and Mr Liu Kin-sing, and reappointed Mr Abraham Chan Lok-shung, SC, Mrs Agnes Koon Woo Kam-oi and Mr Jeff Wong Kwan-kit as members of the PRP-MPFA. The appointments will take effect from November 1, 2023, for a term of two years until October 31, 2025, both dates inclusive.
 
     Welcoming the above appointments, a spokesperson for the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau said, “The PRP-MPFA comprises members from various sectors with professional knowledge and extensive experience. I am confident that the serving and the newly joined members will continue to provide valuable advice to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA), in order to enhance the effectiveness and transparency in exercising its statutory and regulatory functions.”
 
     The spokesperson also expressed gratitude to the outgoing members of the PRP-MPFA, namely Miss Grace Chan Man-yee and Dr James Lin, for the dedicated services during their tenure.
  
     Following is the membership of the PRP-MPFA with effect from November 1, 2023:
 
Chairman
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Mr Eugene Fung Ting-sek, SC
 
Members
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Mr Abraham Chan Lok-shung, SC
Mr Johnny Ip Chun-yuen
Mrs Agnes Koon Woo Kam-oi
Mr Allen Lau Kai-hung
Mr Liu Kin-sing
Mr Jeff Wong Kwan-kit
Ms Grace Yu Ho-wun
 
Ex-officio Members
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Chairman of the MPFA
Secretary for Justice (or his representative)