Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024

Rita Fan's son joins NPC race

Rita Fan's son joins NPC race

The son of the former National People's Congress standing committee delegate Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai and leaders of major pro-Beijing parties were among those submitting nominations in the race to be NPC deputies yesterday.
The nomination period ends tomorrow. The 1,423 members of the electoral conference will vote to elect 36 NPC deputies on December 15. Each candidate should obtain nominations from at least 15 electoral conference members.

Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, president Stanley Ng Chau-pei and vice-president Tse Oi-hung said yesterday they had obtained more than 300 nominations each.

Ng said he received nominations from Hong Kong's sole delegate to the NPC standing committee, Tam Yiu-chung; the deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, Maria Tam Wai-chu; and Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen.

Tam announced earlier he would step down from his position of NPCSC delegate.

Asked whether he would compete for the position, Ng said: "I have to become a NPC deputy and seek recognition from all sectors before considering competing for the NPCSC delegate position."

Ng also said he attached great importance to protests against lockdowns and the zero-Covid policy in the mainland, adding he believed the anti-epidemic work should be carried out precisely and scientifically.

Provincial authorities should implement the National Health Commission's latest anti-Covid measures instead of imposing harsh measures by themselves, he said.

Brave Chan Yung, an NPC deputy from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, also said that he has secured more than 300 nominations from members, among whom was Tam.

A DAB Legislative Council member, Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member, also submitted 203 nominations.

The son of Rita Fan, Andrew Fan Chun-wah, took part in the election with more than 80 nominations.

"My mother supports me to run in the election. I didn't receive any specific guidance on the election as she gives me advice all the time," he said.

Legco member Kenneth Fok Kai-kong of the sports, performing arts, culture and publication sector, will also compete for the deputy position, saying he wanted to be a bridge that connects the SAR and the mainland.

Many current NPC deputies sought another term, including Maggie Chan Man-ki, Nicholas Chan Hiu-fung and Herman Hu Shao-ming, who is already 68 years old.

"I'm still willing to serve the country. I'm old but I think I'm still energetic," Hu said.

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.