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The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) held its Spring Reception in Beijing tonight (Mar 6) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The function was attended by around 200 guests who comprised Mr Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive; Ms Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Professor Chen Zuoer, President of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies; Professor Rao Geping, Member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and Vice President of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies; Ms Hua Jian, Former Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council; as well as other HKSAR government officials, National People’s Congress (NPC) Deputies and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Members
The reception was also attended by representatives from other political parties. They included Mr Tam Yiu-chung, Chairman of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong; Ms Chan Yuen-han, Honorable Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions; and members of the Liberal Party. Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, BPA Chairman, expressed his thanks and gratitude to the guests and also took the opportunity to extend to them his best wishes for the Chinese New Year. He added that the BPA would strive to “unite Hong Kong in moving forward” and hoped that the different parties would put aside their differences and focus on bolstering economic development, social harmony and stability.
He stressed that the BPA would do its best to gather support from fellow legislators for the passage of the political reform package through the Legislative Council, and in preparing for the District Council elections later this year.
Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, BPA Vice Chairman, hoped that the NPC Deputies and CPPCC Members would do their best to enhance cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong, and to assist in identifying opportunities conducive to Hong Kong’s development.
It is the third consecutive year that the BPA has organized the Spring Reception in Beijing. The BPA will continue to play a constructive role in bridging the industrial, business and professional sectors, facilitating cross-border interaction on professional matters, and promoting economic cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland.