Lee Cheuk-yan

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The Honourable
Lee Cheuk-yan
李卓人
Lee Cheuk Yan at Alliance for True Democracy.jpg
Lee Cheuk-yan at an Alliance for True Democracy press conference.
Chairman of the Labour Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 December 2011
Deputy Cyd Ho
Fernando Cheung
Howard Cheng
Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 January 2011
Deputy Richard Tsoi
Mak Hoi-wah
Preceded by Szeto Wah
General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
Incumbent
Assumed office
1990
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 1998
Preceded by New parliament
Constituency New Territories West
In office
11 October 1995 – 30 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
Constituency Manufacturing
In office
10 February 1995 – 31 July 1995
Preceded by Lau Chin-shek
Succeeded by Lau Chin-shek
Constituency Kowloon Central
Personal details
Born (1957-02-12) February 12, 1957 (age 57)
Shanghai, China
Nationality People's Republic of China
Political party Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
Labour Party
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Tang
Alma mater University of Hong Kong
Occupation Legislative Councillor
Trade unionists
Religion Christianity
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Cheuk-yan (Chinese: 李卓人; Cantonese Yale: Léih Cheuk Yàhn; born 12 February 1957 in Shanghai,[1] paternal ancestry from Chaoyang, Guangdong) is a pan-democracy member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the New Territories West constituency. He is a trade union leader and General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, as well as chairman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China.

Biography[edit]

Lee emigrated from Mainland China to Hong Kong in 1959. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in civil engineering in 1978.[2] Since his university days, he has been a labour and pro-democracy activist.

During the student-led Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he collected donations from Hong Kong and travelled to Beijing to hand over the funds to student protesters in Tiananmen Square. He was detained by the authorities there and made to sign a confession letter before being allowed to return to Hong Kong. Since the events of 1989, Lee has remained a standing committee member of the pro-Chinese democracy group, The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China.

In 1995, Lee was elected unopposed in a by-election of the Legislative Council, replacing Lau Chin-shek, who had resigned. He has since been re-elected four times, continuously serving as a lawmaker, except for a brief period during 1997 and 1998, when the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to the People's Republic of China, and the Legislative Council temporarily became a Provisional Legislative Council, composed of Beijing nominees.

Family[edit]

He is married to Elizabeth Tang, the chairperson of the Hong Kong People's Alliance on WTO. They have one daughter.[2]

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Lau Chin-shek
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon Central
March 1995 – September 1995
Served alongside: Lam Kui-shing
Succeeded by
Lau Chin-shek
as Representative for Kowloon South
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Manufacturing
1995–1997
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
1998–present
With: Lee Wing-tat (1998–2000)
Albert Ho (1998–2012)
Tam Yiu-chung, Leung Yiu-chung (1998–present)
Tang Siu-tong (2000–2004)
Albert Chan (2000–present)
Selina Chow (2004–2008)
Cheung Hok-ming, Lee Wing-tat (2004–2012)
Wong Kwok-hing (2008–2012)
Ben Chan, Kwok Ka-ki, Michael Tien, Alice Mak, Leung Che-cheung (2012–present)
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Szeto Wah
Chairman of the Alliance
2011–present
Incumbent
New political party Chairman of Labour Party
2011–present
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Albert Ho
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
James To
Member of the Legislative Council