Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah
Prof. Paul Yip Kwok-wah is Chairman of China Education Development (Investment & Management) Co. Limited.
Prof. Yip is also Board Director of Yew Chung Education Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Yew Wah International Education Foundation, Chairman of the Renful Group, Chairman of B & P Holdings, and Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute.
In his public service in Hong Kong, Prof. Yip served as Hong Kong Affairs Advisor (1995－1997), Member of the Selection Committee for the First Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (to select the First Chief Executive, 1996－1997), Special Advisor to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (1997 to 2002), and Member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Election Conference for the National People’s Congress Delegates. He was also appointed a member of the Economic Relaunch Strategy Group of the HKSAR Government in May, 2003. Currently, he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Basic Law Foundation.
Educated at the Chinese Language Department of Hong Kong Baptist College (now Hong Kong Baptist University), Prof. Yip specialises in business management, education and culture and has a profound understanding of current developments in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the interactions among the three places. He is the writer of Yip Kwok-wah's Series of Commentaries on China's National Affairs, The Burning China, The Uniqueness of China’s Development Model: 1842-2049 and The China Model: An Alternative Path to Success.
Dr Betty Chan Po-king
Dr Betty Chan Po-king is Chief Executive Officer of China Education Development (Investment & Management) Co. Limited.
Dr Chan is also Director of Yew Chung International Schools (including Secondary, Primary and Early Childhood Education Sections) and Director of Yew Wah International Education Foundation. Previously, she served as Member of Standing Committee on Language Education Research, Education and Manpower Bureau, and once Member of Appeals Board (Education), Hong Kong.
Graduated from the University of Hawaii with B.Ed. and M.Ed., Dr Chan specialises in early childhood education. She was awarded AAUW Scholarship and obtained Ph.D. in the US.
Due to her extensive training and practice in the US and Hong Kong, Dr Chan has integrated the essence of the Eastern and Western education and has accumulated rich experience in teachers’ training. Having inherited Yew Chung School founded by her mother, Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Dr Chan has developed Yew Chung International Schools and Yew Wah International Education Schools in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao, Yantai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Rizhao, Tongxiang, Silicon Valley in the US and Somerset in the UK.
In early 1970s, Dr Chan took up several teaching posts as part-time or visiting lecturers in universities in the US and Hong Kong. Dr Chan was made one of the first groups of female life members of Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation in 1973, and has been Member of Zonta Club, Kowloon since 1983. Dr Chan was Convenor and Chairperson of "Childhood in 21st Century" international conference sponsored by UNICEF in 1989. In 2004, Dr Chan was the first Chinese representative to be formally invited to address the Alliance for International Education Conference. In 2006, she founded Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association’s Hong Kong chapter and served as President ever since.
In 2010, Dr Chan was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in recognition of her pioneering work in early childhood education and her consistent advocacy for excellence in all levels of education. In 2014, she was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (now the Education University of Hong Kong) for her devotion and contributions to international education. In 2015, Dr Chan was awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Bath in recognition of her distinguished career developing and promoting early childhood education and international education.
In 2018 under Dr Chan’s leadership, Yew Chung Community College was upgraded to Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education with the launch of our first Bachelor of Education degree. This is an exciting, full circle moment for Yew Chung, and completes its pedigree.