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Ted Hui Chi-fung (Chinese: 許智峯; born 1982) is a Democratic Party politician in Hong Kong. He is a member of Central and Western District Council for Chung Wan and Legislative Councillor for Hong Kong Island. He was born in Hong Kong and was raised in Tuen Mun. Hui studied both in Canada and Hong Kong. In 2006, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Law with Honors from the City University of Hong Kong in 2006.


Hui Chi-fung
許智峯
Ted Hui.png
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded bySin Chung-kai
ConstituencyHong Kong Island
Member of the Central and Western District Council
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded byYuen Bun-keung
ConstituencyChung Wan
Personal details
Born1982 (age 36–37)
Hong Kong
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceKennedy Town, Hong Kong
Alma materCity University of Hong Kong
OccupationLegislative Councillor

District CouncilEdit

In 2011 District Council elections, Hui successfully succeeded veteran Yuen Bun-keung's Central and Western District Council seat in Chung Wan, which covered the Central area.

Hui first caught media attention for his protests in the council. In 2014, Hui was thrown out of a meeting of the council's working group on civic education where he protested the council's decision to grant HK$150,000 (which was the bulk of the HK$250,000 granted to the council by the government to protect Basic Law) to pro-Beijing groups. Hui expressed that it was a conflict of interest since several of the councilors were members of or advisers to the recipients. This expression of disagreement caused him injuries from his own council guards which provoked the Democratic Party (Hong Kong) to demand an apology from the district office for this incident.[1]

Hui was considered to be quite radical within the Democratic Party. He opposed the party's meetings with the Beijing officials. In 2015 when party's central committee member Wong Sing-chi publicly called on pan-democrats to back Beijing's restrictive reform model for the 2017 Chief Executive election. Hui led the call for the party to investigate whether Wong had violated any of its internal rules, which eventually led to the expel of Wong's party membership.[2]

Legislative CouncilEdit

Hui ran in the Democratic Party's intra-party primary for candidacy in Hong Kong Island in the 2016 Legislative Council Elections and won against Wilfred Chong Wing-fai and officially assumed office on the 1st of October 2016.

Hui has been vocal on environmental issues, education, human rights and democracy. He was very much involved in pushing for the banning of ivory trade in Hong Kong.[3] Hui also shows high concerns on the erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong and encourages the international community to speak up for Hong Kong [4] He has also been active during the debate over the controversial Hong Kong Express Rail Link co-location controversy.

In April 2018, he was under police investigation for his action of taking a Security Bureau executive officer's phone to a Legislative Council Complex toilet on 24 April 2018. Hui apologised to the executive officer, but claimed that the employee had been "recording the entry and exit time of lawmakers" including himself into the meeting room and Legco complex. He said he suspected the government had breached the privacy ordinance.

Although known for his unconventional and unique ways inside the Council, Hui is also known as a family man who blogs about his two kids and promotes family-friendly policies.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Democrat councillor Ted Hui injured by his own council's guards". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Hong Kong's Democratic Party set to probe Nelson Wong over his backing for government reform package". South China Morning Post. 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong Moves to Ban All Ivory Sales, Closing a Loophole". The New York Times. 31 January 2018. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 shows us that it is time for the international community to speak up for Hong Kong | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP". Hong Kong Free Press HKFP. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "【許智峯專欄】小孩子學踩單車的方法". 親子頭條 (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yuen Bun-keung
Member of Central and Western District Council
Representative for Chung Wan
2012–present
Incumbent
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Sin Chung-kai
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Tanya Chan
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Luk Chung-hung
Member of the Legislative Council