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Agnes Wong

Director General of Communications of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

Agnes Wong

Miss Agnes Wong was appointed Director-General of Communications of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in August 2017.

As the Director-General of Communications, Miss Wong heads the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), the executive arm of the Communications Authority (CA), and is the ex-officio member of the CA.  

The CA is an independent statutory body and the regulator for both telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in Hong Kong.     

Miss Wong provides support to the CA in the exercise of the CA’s statutory functions under the Telecommunications Ordinance, Broadcasting Ordinance, Broadcasting (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance and Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO).  These mainly cover licensing matters for both the telecommunications and the broadcasting sectors, management of radio spectrum, enforcement of the provisions safeguarding fair competition and UEMO, as well as giving advice to the Government with regard to telecommunications and broadcasting matters.  

Miss Wong is also appointed as the Director of Films, Newspapers and Articles Administration and is responsible in that capacity for enforcing the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (COIAO) and overseeing the work pursuant to COIAO, as well as acting as the Film Censorship Authority and the registrar of newspapers.   
 
Before taking up her current post, Miss Wong was the Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing)/Deputy Director of Housing (Strategy) from October 2012 to July 2017.

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