Man Sai-cheong

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Man Sai-cheong
文世昌
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
9 October 1991 – 31 July 1995
Preceded by Chan Ying-lun
Succeeded by Christine Loh
Constituency Hong Kong Island East
Personal details
Born (1944-07-15)15 July 1944
Hong Kong
Died 4 April 2015(2015-04-04) (aged 70)
Toronto, Canada
Political party Hong Kong Affairs Society (1984–90)
United Democrats (1990–94)
Democratic Party (1994)
Spouse(s) Gloria Man
Alma mater Queen's College
University of Hong Kong
University of London
Occupation Solicitor

Man Sai-cheong, (Chinese: 文世昌; 15 July 1944 – 4 April 2015[citation needed]) was a member of the member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1991–95), Urban Council of Hong Kong (1986–95) and Eastern District Board (1988–94).[1]

Biography[edit]

Born on 15 July 1944 in Hong Kong, Man was educated at the Queen's College and attended the University of Hong Kong and received degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy. He later on got a diploma in library studies at the University of London.[2] He was also a solicitor.

He was one of the founding members of the Meeting Point, a liberal political group set up in 1983 for the democratic government in Hong Kong under Chinese rule after 1997 and a core member of the Hong Kong Affairs Society, which was set up in 1984 for the discussion of the Hong Kong sovereignty after 1997. He advocated the implementation of the promise of the "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong" guaranteed in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.[1] In the 1985, he was appointed to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee for consultation for the drafting of the Hong Kong Basic Law.

Having a strong local networks in the Eastern District, Man was first elected to the Urban Council in the 1986 election and the Eastern District Board in the 1988 election. In the first direct election for the Legislative Council in 1991, he paired up Martin Lee to contest in the Hong Kong Island East constituency for the first pro-democratic party the United Democrats of Hong Kong and both got elected.

He emigrated to Canada before the handover of Hong Kong in 1996 and opened a English bookstore nearby the University of Toronto collecting books related to Chinese affairs. He became a commentator in a Chinese local radio and columnist for many local Chinese newspaper. He died of cancer on 4 April 2015, aged 70.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Read Their Lips (I): A dossier of political leaders in Hong Kong. Pace Publishing Ltd. p. 240. 
  2. ^ "Database on LegCo members". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Kwan Lim-ho
Member of the Urban Council
Representative for North Point
1986–1995
Succeeded by
Jennifer Chow
Preceded by
Lai Shiu-lam
Member of the Eastern District Board
Representative for Causeway Bay North
1988–1994
Succeeded by
Ip Chiu-shing
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Chan Ying-lun
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island East
1991–1995
With: Martin Lee
Succeeded by
Christine Loh