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Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan, JP (Chinese: 張國鈞, born 30 June 1974[1]) is a Hong Kong solicitor and politician and the current vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), the largest pro-Beijing party in Hong Kong. He was elected to Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 2016 through the Hong Kong Island constituency. From 2017, he has been the non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.


Cheung Kwok-kwan

張國鈞
Horace Cheung.jpg
Non-Official Member of the Executive Council
Assumed office
1 July 2017
Appointed byCarrie Lam
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded byChristopher Chung
ConstituencyHong Kong Island
Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong
Assumed office
24 April 2011
ChairmanTam Yiu-chung
Starry Lee
Preceded byCarson Wen
Member of the Central and Western District Council
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded byChan Tak-chor
ConstituencyKennedy Town
Personal details
Born (1974-06-30) June 30, 1974 (age 44)
Hong Kong
Political partyDemocratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB)
ResidenceNorth Point, Hong Kong
Alma materTWGH Yau Tze Tin Memorial College
City University of Hong Kong
OccupationSolicitor
Politician
Horace Cheung
Traditional Chinese張國鈞

CareerEdit

Cheung graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in law and is a partner of Cheung & Yeung solicitors. He joined the DAB in 2000 and worked closely with the then party chairman Ma Lik as the vice-chairman of the Wan Chai branch, party of Ma's Hong Kong Island constituency. He took in charge of the party's 800-member youth wing when it was created in 2004. With his young age with professional background, Cheung is a high-flier in the party.[1] In 2011, he became the vice-chairman of the DAB.

He contested in the 2003 District Council elections in Stubbs Road but was defeated. In the 2004 Legislative Council elections, he was placed in the DAB list behind Ma Lik and Choy So-yuk and was not elected. In 2008 Legislative Council elections, he was placed the fourth behind Tsang Yok-sing, Choy So-yuk and Christopher Chung and did not get elected. In 2011 District Council elections, he won a seat in Sai Wan constituency in the Central and Western District Council by 24 votes against a Democratic Party candidate. He was elected to the Election Committee in the Election Committee sub-sector elections through the Urban District Councils Sub-sector in 2011.

He has been appointed to various public positions including membership on the Administrative Appeals Board, Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel, Central Policy Unit, Estate Agents Authority, Long Term housing Strategy Steering Committee, Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service and Steering Committee on the regulation of the sale of first-hand residential properties by legislation. He is member of the Disciplinary and Investigate Panels of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

He was elected to Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 2016 through the Hong Kong Island constituency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hung, Denise (2 December 2006). "THE DAB: Horace Cheung, Starry Lee". South China Morning Post.
Party political offices
New creation Chairman of Young Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong
2004–2009
Succeeded by
Holden Chow
Preceded by
Carson Wen
Vice-Chairman of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Chan Tak-chor
Member of Central and Western District Council
Representative for Sai Wan
2012–present
Incumbent
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Christopher Chung
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Kenneth Lau
Members of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Members of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Simon Peh
Members of the Executive Council