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Speech – Developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood (Andrew Leung)

It was pointed out by Mr Jeffrey LAM yesterday that the slogan of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) was “drive forward Hong Kong’s economy through commercial and industrial development and help improve people’s livelihood through our professionalism”, whereas “developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood” is its belief.

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BPA Submits Recommendations on 2016 Policy Address and Budget – “Seize the Opportunities to Shape the Future of Hong Kong”

At a meeting today (November 24), the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) presented over 220 proposals to the Chief Executive, Mr Leung Chun-ying, and the Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang Chun-wah.

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Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong Results of District Council Election

The District Council Election 2015 has been completed on November 22. This was the initial participation of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), with a total 16 members stood as candidates. As a result, 10 of them were successfully elected.

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Speech – Resumption of Second Reading Debate – Clearing and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Andrew Leung)

President, in my capacity as Chairman of the Bills Committee on Clearing and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill 2015 (the Bills Committee), I submit the Bills Committee’s report to this Council and report on the key points of the Bills Committee’s work.

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Speech – Strengthening vocational education (Andrew Leung)

President, first of all, I would like to thank Dr CHIANG Lai-wan and five members who have proposed amendments for their concerns about vocational education in Hong Kong. I always believe that vocational education is an indispensible part of Hong Kong’s education system.

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BPA Proposes Online Travel Permit for E-Passport Holders in IVS Cities

Representatives from the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), tourism, retail, catering and transport industries today (October 19) met with the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung to follow up on the proposal to enhance the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and to discuss market stimulation measures.

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BPA Unites with Business and Professionals to Oppose the Abolition of MPF Offsetting Mechanism

Media reports have been abuzz with speculation that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is planning to announce in his upcoming Policy Address the abolition of the offsetting mechanism under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). Under this mechanism, employers can use their portion of MPF contributions to offset severance or long-service payments due to departing workers.

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BPA Youth Leadership Scheme Graduation Dinner

Participants in the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) Youth Leadership Scheme (“the Scheme”) have graduated! The first BPA Youth Leadership Scheme attracted 15 talented young individuals, who are dedicated to serving Hong Kong, from various business and professional sectors.

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BPA Proposes Enhancements to IVS

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) yesterday (September 21) submitted proposals to the Chief Executive on enhancing the 12-year Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for Mainland tourists. In its submission, the BPA suggested introducing online travel permits for 20 million e-passport holders in Mainland China as a means of attracting more visitors from across the border.

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BPA Engages Liberal Party and Business Community to Preserve MPF Offset Mechanism

In response to government’s proposals on MPF reforms, the Commission on Poverty will be seeking public views on eliminating the provision on MPF offset as part of a public consultation exercise on universal retirement pension to be conducted at the end of 2015. The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) strongly opposes the

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