United Democrats of Hong Kong
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|United Democrats of Hong Kong|
|Founded||23 April 1990|
|Dissolved||2 October 1994|
|Succeeded by||Democratic Party|
|National affiliation||Pro-democracy camp|
|Politics of Hong Kong
The United Democrats of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港民主同盟, 港同盟) was a pro-democracy political party in Hong Kong. By 1995 it was merged with the Meeting Point to form the Democratic Party. It was found by Martin Lee, Szeto Wah, Lau Chin Shek (expelled from Democratic Party in 2000), Lau Kong Wah (joined the DAB in 1998), Cheung Man Kwong, Man Sai Cheung (emigrated in 1994), Lee Wing Tat, Albert Chan, Ng Ming Yam (died in 1992) and Wong Hong Chong on 6 April 1990.
The party gained a landslide victory in the Urban Council and Regional Council election in 1991, and subsequently in the Legislative Council election in 1991. All founders mentioned above were elected to the Legislative Council in the election except Lau Kong Wah and Wong Hong Chung, Lau then quit the party and joined the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong.
The main objectives of UDHK are to maintain the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, to better the welfare and quality of life of the people of Hong Kong; and to strengthen the position of Hong Kong as an industrial, commercial and international financial centre. In pursuit of these aims, we strive
- to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration,
- to promote, establish and uphold a democratic, open and accountable government in Hong Kong;
- to safeguard the rule of law, human rights, civil liberties and social justice,
- to promote and facilitate the full implementation of the provision of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
- to cultivate civic consciousness and promote participation in public affairs;
- to enhance and improve productivity and facilitate economic development and progress,
- to improve people's livelihood, especially in the areas of education, medical services, housing and transport;
- to promote better social security and a comprehensive welfare system that is appropriate for the circumstances of Hong Kong;
- to support suitable members of the United Democrats of Hong Kong to stand for or otherwise participate in elections;
- to promote and facilitate the interflow in know-how, technology, telecommunication, education, culture and sports with other countries and regions.
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