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HKU: Coup? Whats going on?

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    HKU: Coup? Whats going on?

    Not really been following the politics at HKU, other than the car and overspending accusations made against the current president Zhang.

    The management of University of Hong Kong has again been mired in internal conflict after the governing council abruptly approved the interim appointment of six vice presidents despite the objection of president Zhang Xiang.

    Zhang's right-hand man, Richard Wong Yue-chim, the interim provost and deputy vice-chancellor, and acting executive vice president (administration and finance), has been demoted to vice president and pro-vice-chancellor.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...ion/11/263209/

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    I don't know what's going on there.

    But I was told the photocopying shop was shutdown a few weeks ago, right after examinations.


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    A chair who is completely incompetent but doesn't realise it herself, has left a trail of destruction in other places prior and thinks she is good at playing the game. clearly a repeat of earlier patterns, just more public since it's HKU. given her connection to john lee's exco, this will make some time until someone pulls the plug. meanwhile HKU will be in turmoil

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    Have no fear, John is here...

    The city leader will hold separate meetings with HKU President Zhang Xiang and the chair of the HKU Council, Priscilla Wong Pui-sze, to understand the struggles in detail and emphasize the importance of good communication and cooperation between the two.

    Lee will also propose establishing a coordinating group to address the issues.

    Wong has been criticized for "severely undermining the century-old academic autonomy" by abruptly approving the interim vice presidents in May despite Zhang Xiang's objections.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/4/217268/

    More on the drama ...

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...ion/11/263477/
    Last edited by shri; 11-06-2024 at 11:26 AM.

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    No idea about this situation, but I've wondered why universities recruit renowned academic researchers and then assume that the person has the managerial skills to oversee a multi-billion dollar budget and thousands of employees.


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    Just the new normal. Patriots governing HK(U)


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    Quote Originally Posted by hksomewhere:
    No idea about this situation, but I've wondered why universities recruit renowned academic researchers and then assume that the person has the managerial skills to oversee a multi-billion dollar budget and thousands of employees.
    Just like police officers governing a city...
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    will there be a public inquiry to be chaired by a non-permanent judge of the HKCFA like Robert Chung affair of 2000?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert...Affair#Hearing


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    No.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Just like police officers governing a city...
    You mean like New York City?
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