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No one is less suitable than Arthur Li: think tank

2015-12-31 HKT 15:11
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  • A think-tank headed by former chief secretary Anson Chan has slammed Arthur Li's appointment. File photo: RTHK
    A think-tank headed by former chief secretary Anson Chan has slammed Arthur Li's appointment. File photo: RTHK
A pro-democracy think tank, Hong Kong 2020, has described Chief Executive CY Leung's decision to appoint former education secretary Arthur Li as the chairman of the University of Hong Kong's governing body as a "calculated and cynical affront" to the sentiments of staff, students and alumni.

The group, headed by former chief secretary Anson Chan, said that at a time when the reputation of the body - the University of Hong Kong Council -is in tatters, it is hard to think of anyone less suitable than Li to restore public trust in the governance of the institution.

Pro-democracy legal scholar, Johannes Chan, whose appointment to the university's pro-vice-chancellorship was earlier rejected by the council, is also a member of the think tank.