Philip Wong

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Philip Wong Yu-hong
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
9 October 1991 – 30 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
Constituency Commercial (Second)
In office
21 December 1996 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Martin Liao
Constituency Commercial (Second)
Personal details
Born (1938-12-23) 23 December 1938 (age 76)
Quanzhou, Fujian, China
Political party New Hong Kong Alliance (1990s)
Spouse(s) Josephine Tan (divorced)
Anita Maria Leung Fung-yee
Children Ian Joseph Wong
Kirk Landon Wong
Mark Nathan Wong
Alma mater University of California (M.Sc.)
Southland University (J.D.)
California Coast University (Ph.D.)
Occupation Businessman
Religion Christianity

Philip Wong Yu-hong, GBS (Chinese: 黃宜弘; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: N̂g Gî-hông; born 23 December 1938, Quanzhou, Fujian, China). He is a legislator in Hong Kong as a member of the legislative council (Functional constituencies, Commercial (Second) and a representative of the National People's Congress.


Questionable academic credentials[edit]

On the Legislative council website, Wong is listed to have a master's degree in engineering from the California Coast University, and a Juris Doctor from Southland University.

Share market analyst David Webb requested an investigation be launched to check for his possible fake academic credentials.

California Coast University's bulletin claimed that it "does not require formal, on-campus residence or classroom attendance". It is an online-only school. However, California Coast University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council. DETC specializes in the accreditation of online-only institutions and is a recognized accrediting body of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Wong did receive the engineering degree from California Coast University on 27 August 1984.

Southland University, however, is now defunct, and was considered to be a "diploma mill", offering degrees with substandard or no academic studies.[1]

Middle finger incident[edit]

During the July 2003 Article 23 march, Wong was filmed to be giving the democracy demonstrators the middle finger gesture.[1] Albert Cheng had once asked in October 2004 at a meeting whether his middle finger gesture has been referred to a committee for consideration. Jasper Tsang, a colleague of Wong, replied that Wong had already apologized the previous day.[2]


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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Ho Sai-chu
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Commercial (Second)
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Commercial (Second)
Succeeded by
Martin Liao
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Eric Li
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Edward Chen
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star