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Stephen Chan Chi-wan, born 1958, is the Chief Advisor of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and was the chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and the general manager of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). On 9 December 2011 Chan announced his resignation as GM effective April 2012.[1]

Stephen Chan
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Born (1958-12-20) 20 December 1958 (age 60)
Hong Kong
OccupationGeneral manager of Television Broadcasts Limited, (2003–2012)
CEO of Commercial Radio Hong Kong (2012–2014)
Chief Advisor of Commercial Radio Hong Kong (2014 – )
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳志雲
Simplified Chinese陈志云
Musical career
Also known asVulgar Chan (韋家晴)
OriginHong Kong


Early yearsEdit

Chan studied linguistics and theatre at the University of Hong Kong and graduated in 1981.


Pre-TVB careerEdit

He initially joined the HK government as an administrative officer.[2] He then spent four years in London lobbying for the right of abode for Hong Kong people.[2] In 1991 he returned to HK and served as assistant commissioner of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. He was also working a part-time disc jockey position with the RTHK, when was known as "'Wai Ka Ching (Vulgar Chan)'".[2]

TVB careerEdit

He worked at Commercial Radio Hong Kong for two years before joining TVB as a Programme Controller in 1992.[2] He was given additional responsibilities as Controller (External Affairs) in 1996.

In April 2002, Chan was promoted to Assistant general manager at TVB.[2] In April 2004, he was officially made the general manager of broadcasting.[2] His popularity increased when he began airing the show, Be My Guest, in which he interviews Hong Kong celebrities in 2006.[2]

For the show Vanishing Glacier (台慶鉅獻: 冰天動地), he also flew to the arctic to record the impact of global warming with Sammul Chan, Bernice Liu and Kay Tse.[3][4]

On 9 December 2011, Chan resigned from TVB and went to study aboard.[5]

CRHK careerEdit

On 4 March 2012, Chan took up the post of CEO of Commercial Radio Hong Kong[6] On 11 February 2014, Chan transferred to the post of the principal advicer.[7][8]


He initially weighed 90 kg, and became slim when he became a vegetarian.[2][9]

Court casesEdit

On 11 March 2010, Chan together with his personal assistant and 3 other employees of TVB were arrested by the ICAC. The other arrested included Wilson Chan Wing-suen, Wilson Chin Kwok-wai, Ning Jin and Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun.[10] TVB confirmed that three of their employees were involved, and that their duties and work had been suspended pending further development.[11] On 16 September 2010, Chan was formally charged by ICAC with corruption and conspiracy to defraud TVB.[12]

Chan was cleared of charges relating to some activities at TVB in November 2010, but three other incidents relating to bribery and conspiracy to defraud are still being investigated. Chan resumed his TVB duties on 16 November, but his duties will not involve artist management and casting arrangement.[13]

Chan and Edthancy Tseng were acquitted twice in 2011 and 2013. On 25 October 2015, Chan and Tseng were convicted on bribery in which a mall Olympian City paid Chan HK$112,000 through Tseng's company.[14] Chan and Tseng's convictions were quashed by the Court of Final Appeal in March 2017.[15]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Colourful TVB boss who took an unusual path to broadcasting fame. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
  3. ^ The Standard (HK). "The Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine." Hands-on operator is a natural on either side of the camera. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
  4. ^ "" 台慶鉅獻: 冰天動地. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
  5. ^ "六嬸挽留失敗陳志雲遊學矽谷". Apple Daily. 10 December 2011.
  6. ^ "陳志雲出任商台CEO". Apple Daily. 4 March 2012.
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  8. ^ Ip, Kelly (13 February 2014). "Li axed amid row". The Standard. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. ^ Stephen Chan Archived 14 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ The Standard (HK). "Show graft Archived 15 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine." The Standard. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
  11. ^ MAK, Adrian Yau Kee (11 March 2010). "Announcement" (PDF). Television Broadcasts Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  12. ^ Cecil Wong, "ICAC charges TVB boss with bribery," RTHK, 16 September 2010.
  13. ^ O'Keeffe, Kate (16 November 2010). "TVB's Chan to Resume Manager Duties". The Wall Street Journal.
  14. ^ Lau, Chris (26 October 2015). "Former TVB manager Stephen Chan and assistant face guilty verdicts in bribery charge over HK$112,000 TV show payment". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 27 October 2015. (subscription required)
  15. ^ Secrtary for Justice v Chan Chi Wan, Stephen