Press Releases

BPA’s Response to the 2015 Policy Address: Pragmatic & Progressive

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) welcomes the Government’s Policy Address and is pleased to note that it has adopted some of our suggestions on improving the economy and people’s livelihoods. Specifically, these relate to the areas of land use, housing, youth, and support for the disadvantaged. Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, BPA Chairman, described the Policy Address as “pragmatic and progressive”. Mr Andrew Leung anticipates intense opposition to the proposed policies and urges the government to display willpower in garnering public support for policy implementation for the advancement of Hong Kong.

BPA’s response to Albert Ho’s plan to resign after the Legco Vote on Political Reform

Democratic Party Legislator, Mr Albert Ho Chun-yan, today (January 9) announced plans to trigger a “de-facto referendum” by quitting after the Legislative Council had voted on the Political Reform Package. The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) believes this is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money and a hindrance on the gradual and orderly progress of constitution development in Hong Kong.

BPA Welcomes Second Round of Public Consultation on Constitutional Development

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) welcomes the government’s launch today (January 7) of the Second Round of Public Consultation on Constitutional Development. The latest exercise provided ample scope for discussions on the nominating procedures and methods for electing the Chief Executive in 2017 as given in the Basic Law and the relevant Interpretation and Decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC).

BPA Responds to Government’s Submission of Public Sentiment Report to HKMAO

The HKSAR Government today (January 6) submitted a Report on the Recent Community and Political Situation in Hong Kong (also referred to as the “Public Sentiment Report”) to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO).

Keeping our Elderly Warm this Winter

Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) and Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, BPA Vice Chairman, today (December 23) paid a visit to Wo Che Estate in Shatin to check on the well-being of the elderly and to help spread the holiday cheer in anticipation of Christmas and the New Year.

BPA Welcomes New Agreement Signed under the CEPA Framework to Achieve Basic Liberalization of Trade in Services between Guangdong and Hong Kong

The Agreement on Achieving Basic Liberalisation of Trade in Services, under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), was signed by the Mainland and Hong Kong today (December 18). It is…

BPA Attends Joint Meeting with FS and Submits Proposals to “Stimulate economy, Support SMEs, Support Hong Kong”

As the Occupy Central Movement has adversely affected the economy and local sentiment, the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) together with other representatives from the travel and tourism, retail and catering, automobile, and securities sectors met today (December 17) with the Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang Chu-wah, to submit proposals on stimulating the economy, sustaining small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and supporting Hong Kong.

BPA Mobile Office Kick-Start Ceremony cum First District Talk

Since its establishment, the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) has been practising its motto of “Business drives economy, professionalism improves livelihood” in providing citizens with professional community services. Today (December 16) marks the launch of the BPA mobile office and the delivery of the BPA’s first District Talk. On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony…

BPA Opens Smart Green Workshop on Turning Food Waste into Food Wise

Over three thousand tonnes of food waste are dumped into the landfills every day. This combined with low recycling rates mean that our landfills will reach capacity very soon. In order to tackle the problem of food waste at its main source, households, the Business and Professional Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) cooperated with green groups, businesses and schools to promote in families the concept of “Food Wise” by organising “The BPA Smart Green Workshop” during the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo (HKBPE).

Dr Peter Lam, BPA Council Chairman, Responds to the Clearance of the Occupy Central Protest Sites

With the police removal of barricades at Admiralty close to being completed, this marks the closure of the illegal Occupy Central movement. Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok, Council Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), said on December 12 that the movement was driven mainly by social discontent, especially among the younger generation who were unhappy with their current status and grim prospects. Although he condemned the Occupy Movement, Dr Lam also called on the government and society to think of ways to resolve the problems faced by our youths. He suggested that social reconciliation should be one of the core undertakings going forward.

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