Arthur Li

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The Honourable
Arthur Li Kwok-cheung
GBS, JP
李國章
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Vice-Chancellor of Chinese University of Hong Kong
In office
1996–2002
Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes
Tung Chee-hwa
Preceded by Charles Kao
Succeeded by Ambrose King
Secretary for Education and Manpower
In office
2002–2007
Preceded by Fanny Law
Succeeded by Michael Suen
Personal details
Born (1945-06-27) 27 June 1945 (age 69)
Spouse(s) Diana Chester; 2 children
Relations Pui-choy Li (great grandfather)
Fook-shui Li (father)
Tze-ha Wu (mother)
David Li (brother)
Athena Li (granddaughter)
Arthur Li
Simplified Chinese 李国章
Traditional Chinese 李國章

Arthur LI Kwok-cheung GBS JP (born 27 June 1945, Hong Kong) is a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Secretary for Education and Manpower from August 2002 to June 2007.

Career[edit]

Before his appointment, Li was Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as:

An alumnus of St. Paul's Co-educational College and a classmate of Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Li received his medical training at the University of Cambridge. He was subsequently trained at Middlesex Hospital Medical School and Harvard Medical School, before returning to Hong Kong to become the founding chairman of the Department of Surgery and Dean of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

He was married to Diana Chester, a graduate of Cambridge University, Diana passed away in 2013. He has two sons, Alexander and Peter.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Li's tenure as Secretary for Education and Manpower was marked by an era of education reforms that included the School-Based Management Policy. Since 2000, the Education and Manpower Bureau has implemented a number of mandates, including having teachers spend more time with students outside the classroom, adding exams for subjects like English and history, and ordering that teachers take benchmark assessments to prove their language abilities. Li retired from public service in 2007.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew Cheung
as Director of Education
Secretary for Education and Manpower
2002–2007
Succeeded by
Michael Suen
as Secretary for Education
Preceded by
Fanny Law
Academic offices
Preceded by
Charles K. Kao
Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
1996–2002
Succeeded by
Ambrose King
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Raymond Tam
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Hong Kong order of precedence
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Andrew Liao
Non-official member of the Executive Council