Fernando Cheung

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Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung
張超雄
Fernando Cheung 2013.jpg
Cheung in 2013
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded byAndrew Cheng
ConstituencyNew Territories East
In office
1 October 2004 – 30 September 2008
Preceded byLaw Chi-kwong
Succeeded byCheung Kwok-che
ConstituencySocial Welfare
Personal details
Born (1957-02-23) 23 February 1957 (age 62)
Macau
Political partyCivic Party (2006–10)
Labour Party (since 2011)
Children3
Alma materSt. Paul's College
Hong Kong Baptist University (BSocSc)
California State University (MSW)
University of California, Berkeley, (Ph.D)
OccupationLecturer
Social worker
Fernando Cheung
Traditional Chinese張超雄

Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung (張超雄; born 23 February 1957, in Macau) is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council.

Career[edit]

Cheung worked in the United States from 1988, and became a naturalized United States citizen. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.[1] He served as the head of the Oakland Chinese Community Council (屋崙華人服務社). His paternal grandmother is a native of Peru.[2]

After he moved back to Hong Kong in 1996, he became a lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He became the vice-convener of Civil Human Rights Front in 2002. He had close relationship with the pro-democrats. He joined the functional constituency of social welfare of the Legislative Council in June, 2004. He defeated Cheung Kwok-chu by a razor-thin 64 votes. After he won the election, he refused to visit Beijing on 30 September 2004 with nine other pro-democratic legislators; choosing to protest on that day for Hong Kong residents instead.

Cheung introduced a motion for the referendum on universal suffrage for the 2007 chief executive elections in Hong Kong. The Chinese government had warned Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators not to hold a referendum on universal suffrage for 2007/08. After three members of the democratic camp said they would not vote for his motion at the Legislative Council's constitutional affairs panel meeting, he said,

Perhaps the three councillors feared that a referendum was legally binding in nature and hence their reluctance to support my motion. I believe every democrat lawmaker still accepts the 2007-08 target. Voting against my motion does not mean they have abandoned hope of universal suffrage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Members' Biographies". 16 September 2013.
  2. ^ Emily Kwong, 讓女兒放輕鬆 叫父親太沉重, 13 December 2008, Hong Kong Economic Journal, pg. 7

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Law Chi-kwong
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Social Welfare
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Cheung Kwok-che
Preceded by
Andrew Cheng
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Christopher Cheung
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Helena Wong
Member of the Legislative Council