Tommy Cheung

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The Honourable
Tommy Cheung Yu-yan
SBS, JP
張宇人
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2000
Preceded by New constituency
Constituency Catering
Personal details
Born (1949-09-30) 30 September 1949 (age 64)
Hong Kong
Political party Liberal Party
Alma mater Diocesan Boys' School
Pepperdine University (B.Sc., M.B.A.)
Occupation Businessman

Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, SBS, JP (Chinese: 張宇人, born 30 September 1949, Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo), representing the catering industry in functional constituencies seats. He is a member of the Liberal Party.

Career[edit]

He graduated from the Diocesan Boys' School and Pepperdine University.[1] He was previously a member of the Eastern District Council. He is a businessman, chairman of a trading and investment company,[2] and a member of the Diocesan Boys' School school committee.[3]

Controversies[edit]

In late 2005, when there were strong concerns regarding a potential "bird flu" pandemic, Cheung became "an outspoken opponent of migratory birds". As reported in Hong Kong Standard: "Perhaps what we should do is give each person a gun and when we see a migrating bird, we can just shoot it down, so Hong Kong would be a much safer place," he said last week.

Cheung, who represents the catering sector, stood by his comments Monday: "What I'm trying to explain is that migrating birds are the problem. Getting rid of chickens doesn't stop avian flu."[4]

On 20 March 2010, after Cheung suggested a minimum wage of HK$20/hour, he became the subject of insults and derision from some quarters.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Tommy Cheung
  2. ^ Hon Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan, SBS, JP
  3. ^ An official list of DBS school committee members
  4. ^ Hong Kong Standard. "[1]." Wetland migratory birds not to blame, say experts. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Young critics heckle Liberal lawmaker. Retrieved on 2010-04-05.

External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Ambrose Cheung
as Representative for Urban Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Catering
2000–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Selina Chow
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2008–2010
Served alongside: Vincent Fang
Succeeded by
Selina Chow
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Li Fung Ying
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Frederick Fung
Member of the Legislative Council