Martin Liao

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Martin Liao Cheung-kong

Pro-establishment-legislators-vow-to-block-oath (cropped).jpg
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
Assumed office
25 November 2016
Appointed byLeung Chun-ying
Carrie Lam
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded byPhilip Wong
ConstituencyCommercial (Second)
Personal details
Born1957 (age 61–62)
Alma materUniversity College London

Martin Liao Cheung-kong, JP (Chinese: 廖長江, born 1957) is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and a member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong for Commercial (Second) constituency and a barrister.[1]


Liao received his honorary Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master of Laws from University College London. He was a member of the Copyright Tribunal from 2001 to 2005. Since 2008, Liao has been a member of the National People's Congress.[2][3] Andrew Liao is his older brother.

In the 2012 Hong Kong legislative election, Liao secured the Commercial (Second) functional constituency, nominated by the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, uncontested.

He retained his Legislative Council seat in the 2016 election, again without having to face an opponent. He became convenor of the pro-establishment caucus after Ip Kwok-him of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) retired.

In November 2016, he was appointed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to the Executive Council of Hong Kong.[4]


Liao was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2004.


  1. ^ "Hon Martin LIAO Cheung-kong, JP". Government of Hong Kong. 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Liao, Martin Cheung Kong". September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The 48th Standing Committee Member". Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong leader appoints two new cabinet members just four months from leadership race". South China Morning Post. 25 November 2016.
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Philip Wong
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Commercial (Second)
Preceded by
Ip Kwok-him
Convenor of the pro-Beijing camp
Order of precedence
Tommy Cheung
Member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Joseph Yam
Member of the Executive Council