Dr Law Chi-kwong was appointed as the Secretary for Labour and Welfare on 1 July 2017.
Between 1981 and 2017, Dr Law taught in the Department of Social Work (later renamed Department of Social Work and Social Administration) of the University of Hong Kong. He was the Head of the Department from 1993 to 1997 and was associate professor before he joined the Government. Dr Law was a Member of the Legislative Council from 1995 to 1997 and from 1998 to 2004. He also held a number of public offices, including Chairman of the Community Care Fund Task Force, member of the Commission on Poverty, member of the Commission on Strategic Development and member of the Statistics Advisory Board.
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