New Territories Association of Societies

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New Territories Association of Societies

新界社團聯會
PresidentLeung Che-cheung
ChairmanChan Yung
Founded1985 (1985)
Headquarters9/F, Tai Po
Commercial Centre,
152–172 Kwong
Fuk Road, Tai Po,
New Territories
IdeologyChinese nationalism
Conservatism (HK)
Political positionCentre-right
Regional affiliationPro-Beijing camp
Colors         Blue and
orange
Legislative Council
3 / 70
District Councils
5 / 458
NPC (HK deputies)
1 / 36
CPPCC (HK members)
2 / 124
Website
www.ntas.org.hk
New Territories Association of Societies
Traditional Chinese新界社團聯會
Simplified Chinese新界社团联会
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese新社聯
Simplified Chinese新社联
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Politics and government
of Hong Kong
Foreign relations
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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.[1] 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).[2][3] Leung also serves as the current president of the Association.

The current chairman is Chan Yung, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress.[4]

Election performances[edit]

Legislative Council elections[edit]

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
GC
seats
FC
seats
Total seats +/− Position
2012 DAB ticket 2 0
2 / 70
2Increase N/A
2016 DAB ticket 3 0
3 / 70
0Steady N/A

District Councils elections[edit]

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
Total
elected seats
+/−
2011 2,187Steady 0.19Steady
2 / 412
1Increase
2015 7,090Increase 0.49Increase
5 / 431
0Steady

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loh, Christine (2010). Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. p. 186.
  2. ^ "Members' Biographies - Hon CHAN Han-pan". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Members' Biographies - Hon LEUNG Che-cheung, BBS, MH, JP". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  4. ^ Wang affirms support for CY, China Daily, 30 May 2013