BPA Strongly Condemns Mong Kok Riot Harming Investors’ Confidence

  The Legislative Council Panel on Security held a special meeting today (16 February) to follow up the riot in Mong Kok during the Lunar New Year. The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) is distressed and angry about the incident, and we reiterate our condemnation of the rioters’ violence. As the sectoral … Read more

A cancer in our society (Jeffrey Lam)

Hong Kong society should not tolerate radical protests carried out in the name of freedom of expression. Since the Occupy protests ended in December, we have seen a series of spontaneous guerilla actions, the most recent being the disruption of a school debating competition.

Question – Development of Lantau Island (Jeffrey Lam)

The Chief Executive has stated in the 2014 Policy Address that the Government will explore ways to further develop the eastern waters off Lantau Island and neighbouring areas, with a view to developing an East Lantau Metropolis, which will become a new core business district. Also, to dovetail with the completion of the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) Island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), the Government will explore the feasibility of developing commercial facilities at HKBCF so as to develop its potential for a “bridgehead economy”.

Question – Supplementary Labour Scheme (Jeffrey Lam)

Quite a number of employers have relayed to me that industries such as the construction, retail and catering, care services, etc., have all along been plagued with the problem of insufficient labour supply, resulting in an increase in their operating costs. They have also pointed out that the application procedures of the Supplementary Labour Scheme (the Scheme) under which employers may apply for labour importation are not only complicated but also very time-consuming.

BPA Sham Shui Po Office Opens today

The establishment of the Sham Shui Po Office signifies a new chapter in the development of the BPA’s community work in Kowloon.

The Business and Professionals Alliance (BPA) expanded its presence and reach to Kowloon with the official opening of an office in Sham Shui Po today (March 29). The BPA’s other offices currently include the Hong Kong Island headquarters, New Territories East Branch and New Territories West Branch. Dr Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health, Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Mr He Jing, Kowloon Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr Edward Yau Tang-wah, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, and other guests attended a roast pig carving ceremony to celebrate the opening ceremony.

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

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

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.

BPA Spring Dinner in Beijing

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

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

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

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.’

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.