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Andrew Chiu Ka-yin (Chinese: 趙家賢; born 1985) is a Hong Kong politician and democracy activist. He is a member of the Democratic Party and convenor of Power for Democracy, as well as a member of the Eastern District Council for Tai Koo Shing West since 2008.

Andrew Chiu
趙家賢
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Convener of Power for Democracy
Assumed office
November 2014
Preceded byJoseph Cheng
Member of the Eastern District Council
Assumed office
1 January 2008
Preceded byGiuseppe Salaroli
ConstituencyTai Koo Shing West
Personal details
Born1985 (age 33–34)
British Hong Kong
Political partyDemocratic Party
Other political
affiliations
Professional Commons
Alma materOpen University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Andrew Chiu
Traditional Chinese趙家賢

BiographyEdit

He was born and educated in Hong Kong, graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Open University of Hong Kong and a master degree in Public Administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Chiu joined the Democratic Party in 2004 and was first elected to the Eastern District Council in Tai Koo Shing West in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.[1] He was also a central committee member of the Democratic Party from 2010 to 2014. He was on the Democratic Party ticket in the 2012 Legislative Council election in District Council (Second). The ticket received 316,468 votes and successfully secured a seat for James To.[2]

In 2014, he succeeded Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek to become the convenor of the Power for Democracy, a mediating platform for electoral coordination between the pro-democratic parties.[3] During his tenure as convenor, the group coordinated several mock polls and primaries for the pro-democrats, including the 2015 District Council election and the primaries for March 2018 Legislative Council by-elections.[4][5]

Tai Koo Shing attackEdit

On 3 November 2019, during a protest at Cityplaza, Tai Koo Shing, Chiu was attacked by a pro-Beijing, Mandarin-speaking, knife-wielding man, when he tried to stop a fight after the attacker assaulted several people. His left ear was partially bitten off by the attacker.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "蘋果日報:福建幫殺入太古城助選". 蘋果日報. 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Election Results". 2012 LegCo Election. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ "民主動力推薦213區會候選人 盼革新議會". 香港星島日報. 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ "趙家賢冀達成共識 確立初選機制". 香港信報財經新聞. 18 November 2017.
  5. ^ "【民主派初選】2.6萬人投票!遠超預期 周一公佈結果". 香港蘋果日報. 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong lawmaker's ear partially bitten off during anti-government protest". NBC News. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Giuseppe Salaroli
Member of Eastern District Council
Representative for Tai Koo Shing West
2008–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Cheng
Convenor of Power for Democracy
2014–present
Incumbent