Tommy Cheung

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The Honourable
Tommy Cheung Yu-yan
GBS, JP
張宇人
Tommy Cheung 2015.jpg
Chairman of the Liberal Party
Assumed office
7 October 2016
Leader Felix Chung
Preceded by Felix Chung
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
Assumed office
25 November 2016
Appointed by Leung Chun-ying
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2000
Preceded by New constituency
Constituency Catering
Personal details
Born (1949-09-30) 30 September 1949 (age 67)
Hong Kong
Political party Liberal Party
Alma mater Diocesan Boys' School
Pepperdine University (B.Sc., M.B.A.)
Occupation Businessman
Politician
Tommy Cheung
Traditional Chinese 張宇人

Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, GBS, JP (Chinese: 張宇人, born 30 September 1949 in Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo), representing the catering industry in functional constituencies seats. He is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and the current chairman of the Liberal Party.

Career[edit]

He graduated from the Diocesan Boys' School and Pepperdine University.[1] He was previously a member of the Eastern District Council. He is a businessman, chairman of a trading and investment company,[2] and a member of the Diocesan Boys' School school committee.[3]

Legislative Councillor[edit]

In late 2005, when there were strong concerns regarding a potential "bird flu" pandemic, Cheung became "an outspoken opponent of migratory birds". As reported in Hong Kong Standard: "Perhaps what we should do is give each person a gun and when we see a migrating bird, we can just shoot it down, so Hong Kong would be a much safer place," he said last week.

Cheung, who represents the catering sector, stood by his comments Monday: "What I'm trying to explain is that migrating birds are the problem. Getting rid of chickens doesn't stop avian flu."[4]

On 20 March 2010, after Cheung suggested a minimum wage of HK$20/hour, he became the subject of insults and derision from some quarters.[5]

Liberal Chairman[edit]

Cheung was elected Liberal Party's new chairman after the 2016 Legislative Council election in October. The new leadership was seen as more moderate with less vocal anti-Leung Chun-ying stance.[6] Cheung was subsequently appointed by Leung to the Executive Council.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Tommy Cheung
  2. ^ Hon Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan, SBS, JP
  3. ^ An official list of DBS school committee members
  4. ^ Hong Kong Standard. "[1]." Wetland migratory birds not to blame, say experts. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Young critics heckle Liberal lawmaker. Retrieved on 2010-04-05.
  6. ^ "是否繼續「ABC」反梁 自由黨鬧分歧". HK01. 7 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hong Kong leader appoints two new cabinet members just four months from leadership race". South China Morning Post. 25 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Ambrose Cheung
as Representative for Urban Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Catering
2000–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Selina Chow
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2008–2010
Served alongside: Vincent Fang
Succeeded by
Selina Chow
Preceded by
Felix Chung
Chairman of the Liberal Party
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ip Kwok-him
Member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Martin Liao
Member of the Executive Council