Tommy Cheung

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The Honourable
Tommy Cheung Yu-yan
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
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.


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]


  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. 

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Ambrose Cheung
as Representative for Urban Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Catering
Party political offices
Preceded by
Selina Chow
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
Served alongside: Vincent Fang
Succeeded by
Selina Chow
Preceded by
Felix Chung
Chairman of the Liberal Party
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