Press Releases

KS Chong’s new office officially opens with the cutting of the ribbon by distinguished guests.

Official opening of BPA district council member Chong Kin Shing’s Yuen Long Office

The Yuen Long office of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) District Council member KS Chong was officially opened today (March 24). Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Zhang Xiaoying, Deputy Director of New Territories Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Andrew Leung, BPA Chairman, and several distinguished guests officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Chief Executive Mr. CY Leung and BPA members extending their best wishes in the Year of Horse.

BPA Spring Dinner in Beijing

The Spring Dinner of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) was held today (6 March) in Beijing. More than 100 guests attended the dinner, including Mr. CY Leung, Chief Executive, Mr. Qiao Xiaoyang, Chairman of National People’s Congress (NPC) Law Committee, Mr. Yang Chonghui, Chairman of the CPPCC Subcommittee for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Compatriots and Overseas Chinese, Mr. Lu Xinhua, spokesman of the second session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, Ms Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr Zhang Rongshun, Chairperson of the Basic Law Committee, as well as NPC Deputies and CPPCC members and other HKSAR government officials.

BPA’s Proposals in the CPPCC Session

In this year’s Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) session, four members of Business and Professionals Alliance (BPA) for Hong Kong raised a total of six proposals. Some of them are concerned with youth development, including the promotion of social mobility among youth, establishment of a unified academic accreditation authorities, as well as facilitating the tax system and policies for Hong Kong people who work in the three Special Economic Zones (namely Hengqin, Qianhai and Nansha) in China.

BPA endorses the Budget for being pragmatic and forward-looking, which will eventually enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness.

BPA’s response to the 2014/2015 Budget: Pragmatic and Forward-Looking

The Financial Secretary, Mr. John Tsang, in his Budget today highlighted for the first time the potential structural deficit. He also proposed a series of initiatives to strengthen Hong Kong’s competitiveness in several sectors. BPA endorses the Budget for being pragmatic and forward-looking, which will eventually enhance our competitiveness. The Budget aligns with BPA’s theme of the year – ‘Creativity and Upward Mobility-Brightening Hong Kong’s Future.’

Statement: BPA Strongly Condemned Brutal Attack on Mr Kevin Lau

Mr Kevin Lau, former Chief Editor of Mingpao, was brutally attacked and severely injured this morning. The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) expressed its outrage at the attack and strongly condemned the violence. Such violent act should not be tolerated in Hong Kong, a society respecting rule-of-law. BPA calls for the greater effort from the Government and the Police Force to handle the case and apprehend the guilty soon for the sake of justice.

BPA Response to Government Sanctions against the Philippines

The HKSAR Government announced today that it would implement the first phase of sanctions against the Philippines over the 2010 hostage-taking incident. The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) welcomes the move as a show of Hong Kong society’s resolve and solidarity with the victims and their relatives in their fight for justice.

Press Release on a BPA Delegation to Guangdong

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) today (27 January) organised a delegation to Guangdong. The objectives of the visit were to exchange views on issues of common interests through meetings with various Guangdong officials, and to deepen cross-border cooperation for the mutual benefit of the SAR and the Province. Mr Peter Lam, head of the delegation and BPA Council Chairman, welcomed joint efforts by Guangdong and Hong Kong to promote economic development and pointed out that “economic integration”, “fostering development” and “promoting stability” were the current priorities for Hong Kong, as well as the BPA.

BPA Legislative Councilors and officiating guests carried the winning designs while sending their best wishes to the community.

Opening of the BPA Lunar New Year Fair Stall and Award Presentation Ceremony

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) today (26 January) opened its stall at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park. The opening ceremony was presided over by BPA Legislative Councilors and government officials. They also presented awards to winners of a Creative Fair Product Design Competition that had been organised earlier.

BPA’s Response to the 2014 Policy Address

In his concluding remark for of the Policy Address, the Chief Executive stressed that it was “imperative to pursue people’s livelihood and the economy in tandem”. This is a belief that is, to a large extent, shared by the BPA. It is however disappointing to note that the reference to economic development is not sufficiently reflected in the contents of the Policy Address, namely, the strategies for economic development are fragmented and piecemeal while the needs of the middle class and SMEs, who are the major contributors to Hong Kong’s economy, have been overlooked.

BPA Symposium on Constitutional Reform

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) today (14 January) organized a Symposium on Constitutional Reform, which was attended by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr. Raymond Tam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, and Mr. Lau Kong-wah, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs.

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