Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong

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Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
香港經濟民生聯盟
Chairman Andrew Leung
Vice-Chairmen Jeffrey Lam
Lo Wai-kwok
Christopher Cheung
Honorary Chairman Lau Wong-fat
Founded 7 October 2012
Headquarters 3204A, 32/F, Tower 1,
Admiralty Centre,
18 Harcourt Road,
Hong Kong
Ideology Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Political position Centre-right
Regional affiliation Pro-Beijing camp
Colours      Blue
Executive Council
1 / 31
Legislative Council
7 / 70
District Councils
25 / 507
NPC
0 / 36
CPPCC
4 / 124
Website
www.bpahk.org
Politics of Hong Kong
Political parties
Elections
Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese 香港經濟民生聯盟

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong is a pro-business pro-Beijing political group wtihin the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. The alliance came into existence on 7 October 2012 after the 2012 Legislative Council election, as a rebranding of the former Economic Synergy and Professional Forum grouping with 2 other independent legislators.

Background[edit]

The Alliance was officially launched on 7 October 2012 on the basis of a loose political alliance under the same name in 21 August 2011. Twelve members of the Legislative Council from three pro-business groups, the Liberal Party, the Professional Forum, and the Economic Synergy joined together as a counter force to the pro-labour factions in the Legislative Council as well as the government. They fought over the Competition Bill subsequent to the Minimum Wage Bill with the support of powerful business unions and representative of small and medium-sized enterprises.[1]

After the 2012 LegCo elections, members from the two members of the Professional Forum and three of the Economic Synergy with two other independent legislators officially formed the Alliance on 7 October 2012. Members were mostly supporters of Henry Tang Ying-yen, the former chief secretary who lost to Leung Chun-ying in the race in 2012 for the Chief Executive.[2] The group consists of seven legislators which makes it the second largest political group in the Legislative Council, six of the seven members are from the functional constituencies. Unlike the grouping of the former legislature, the Liberal Party did not join the Alliance.

Current members[edit]

Functional constituency[edit]

Geographical constituency[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ So, Bennis Wai Yip; Kao, Yuang-kuang (2014). The Changing Policy-Making Process in Greater China: Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Case Research from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Routledge. p. 112. 
  2. ^ But, Joshua (9 January 2013). "Business Professionals Alliance 'has no fear' of direct elections".