Vincent Fang (entrepreneur)

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The Honourable
Vincent Fang Kang
SBS, JP
方剛
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2004
Preceded by Selina Chow
Constituency Wholesale and Retail
Personal details
Born (1943-05-07) 7 May 1943 (age 71)
Taiwan Shanghai, Republic of China
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Patricia Tsang Lai-sheung
Alma mater Wah Yan College
North Carolina State University (BSc, MSc)
Occupation Legislative Councillor
District Councillor
Vincent Fang (entrepreneur)
Traditional Chinese 方剛
Simplified Chinese 方刚

Vincent Fang Kang, SBS, JP (born 7 May 1943 in Shanghai) is a Hong Kong entrepreneur in the garment industry and a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Wholesale and Retail functional constituency.

Background and business[edit]

Fang attended Wah Yan College, an eminent Jesuit all-boys secondary school in Hong Kong, graduating in 1962. He is currently CEO of Toppy Company (Hong Kong) Ltd, a garment company in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.

Political career[edit]

Fang is Legislative Councillor, chosen to represent the wholesale and retail sectors. He is a member of the Liberal Party, and from September to December 2012 served as its acting chairman, following the resignation of Miriam Lau, after the party did badly in the 2012 Hong Kong legislative election.[1][2][3]

Fang had the worst attendance and voting record among lawmakers in the 2008-2012 Legco.

In April 2010, his suggestion that the minimum wage should be set at HK$20 per hour drew fire both from the public and from his own party.[4] His statement made a case for those in the community who criticise functional constituency lawmakers as disconnected from the worries and realities of the public at large.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hon Vincent FANG Kang, JP
  2. ^ Liberal Party picks acting chairman, SCMP, City Digest, 18 September 2012
  3. ^ Chow new chairperson of Liberal Party, RTHK News, 15 Dec 2012, Accessed 15 Dec 2012
  4. ^ Albert Wong, "Young critics heckle Liberal lawmaker", South China Morning Post, 5 April 2010
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Selina Chow
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Wholesale and Retail
2004–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Miriam Lau
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2008–present
With: Tommy Cheung (2008–2010)
Selina Chow (2011–2012)
Felix Chung (2012–present)
Incumbent
Chairperson of the Liberal Party
Acting

2012
Succeeded by
Selina Chow
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Frederick Fung
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Wong Kwok-hing
Member of the Legislative Council