New Territories Association of Societies
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Fuk Road, Tai Po,
|Regional affiliation||Pro-Beijing camp|
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|New Territories Association of Societies|
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Politics and government|
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The New Territories Association of Societies (Chinese: 新界社團聯會, NTAS) is a pro-Beijing umbrella political group which consists of hundreds of the New Territories community organisations. The founding president of the Association was Lee Lin-sang, who served as the delegate to the National People's Congress in the 1980s and member of the HKSAR Preparatory Committee before the handover of Hong Kong. The Association plays important coordination roles in the election campaigns for the pro-Beijing camp by mobilising members of its affiliated groups to vote for the pro-Beijing candidates. The Association currently holds two seats in the Legislative Council (LegCo), Leung Che-cheung and Chan Han-pan who are both affiliated with the largest pro-Beijing party Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (while Leung does not put NTAS as his political affiliation on his biography). Leung also serves as the current president of the Association.
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- Loh, Christine (2010). Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. p. 186.
- "Members' Biographies - Hon CHAN Han-pan". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Members' Biographies - Hon LEUNG Che-cheung, BBS, MH, JP". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Wang affirms support for CY, China Daily, 30 May 2013