Martin Liao

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The Honourable
Martin Liao Cheung-kong
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
Assumed office
25 November 2016
Appointed by Leung Chun-ying
Carrie Lam
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by Philip Wong
Constituency Commercial (Second)
Personal details
Born 1957 (age 59–60)
Alma mater University College London
Profession Barrister

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 took up the 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)
Order of precedence
Tommy Cheung
Secretary for the Civil Service
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Simon Peh
Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption