Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lee Cheuk-yan

Lee Cheuk Yan is the member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and the General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. He emigrated from Mainland China to Hong Kong in 1959. He graduated from the with a bachelor degree in civil engineering.

Since his university days, he has been a labour and pro-democracy activist. During the student-led Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he collected donations from Hong Kong and travelled to Beijing to hand-over the funds to student protesters at Tiananmen Square. He was detained by the authorities there and made to sign a confession letter before being allowed to return to Hong Kong.

Since the events of 1989, Lee has remained a standing committee member of the pro-democracy group, The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China.

In 1995, Mr Lee was elected unopposed in a byelection of the . He won and was re-elected four times since then. Mr Lee has been a lawmaker for more than a decade, except a brief period during 1997 and 1998, when the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to the People's Republic of China, and the Legislative Council temporarily became a Provisional Legislative Council which was filled with people indirectly hand picked by Beijing.

Mr Lee is married to Elizabeth Tang, the chairperson of the Hong Kong People's Alliance on WTO.

Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau is a Hong Kong economist and the Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before coming to the CUHK he was an economics professor at Stanford University.


He was born on December 12, 1944 in Zunyi, Guizhou with family roots in Chaozhou, Guangdong. His maternal grandfather was famed calligrapher and Kuomingtang leader of Shaanxi Shen. Lau has a son, who recently graduated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California.

Study and career

He received his secondary education from St. Paul's Co-educational College in Hong Kong, his B.S. degree in Physics and Economics, with Great Distinction, from Stanford University in 1964, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics of Stanford University in 1966 and was promoted to Professor of Economics in 1976. In 1992, he was named the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Economic Development at Stanford University. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia/Pacific Research Center of Stanford University. From 1997 to 1999, he served as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research of Stanford University. His specialized fields are Economic Development, Economic Growth, and the Economies of East Asia, including China. He developed one of the first econometric models of China, in 1966, and has continued to revise and update his model since then.

Lau has been elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of Tau Beta Pi, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Academician of Academia Sinica, a Member of the Conference for Research in Income and Wealth, an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, England, an Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is the author or editor of five books and more than one hundred and sixty articles and notes in professional publications.

Lau is active in both academic and professional services. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai; an Honorary Professor of the Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin University, Nanjing University, People's University, Shantou University, Southeast University, and the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing; an International Adviser, National Bureau of Statistics, People's Republic of China and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taipei.

He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in June 2004.

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Lam Tai-fai

Dr. Lam Tai Fai, , is the member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong . He is also the appointed member of Shatin District Council. He is the managing director of Peninsula Knitters Limited, a textiles and garment company owned by Henry Tang, the Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong. He is the member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

He also sponsored a secondary school in Sha Tin, New Territories, named Lam Tai Fai College. He also acts as the supervisor of the school.


Kwok Ka Ki

Kwok Ka Ki 郭家麒 was the member of the of Hong Kong. He is a private urology , graduated from the of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong.

Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau Luen Hung is a billionaire Hong Kong real estate investor who owns a 61% stake in Chinese Estates Holdings. His fortune is estimated by ''Forbes'' at $2.1 billion. In May 2007, Lau was revealed to be among the first seven purchasers of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet for private use. And on November 7, 2007, he made the top purchase of the evening at a Sotheby's Auction by paying $39.2 million for ''Te Poipoi'', a painting of a Tahitian scene.

Jimmy Heung

Jimmy Heung Wah-Sing , is a former Hong Kong film producer, , and presenter. He is the younger brother of film producer/presenter Charles Heung.


Alongside his brother, Jimmy was often hailed as one of Hong Kong's most successful presenters/producers, and one of the most controversial due to his family's background. Heung is widely suspected of ties to one of Hong Kong's largest and most powerful organized crime groups, the Sun Yee On Triad. His father, Heung Chin, founded the Sun Yee On in 1919..

The two became partners in the formation of Win's Entertainment Ltd., However, the partnership ended in 1992 as Charles felt that Jimmy's style of negotiating business, too closely resembled that of a triad member. Following the partnership split between Charles and Jimmy, Win's Entertainment Ltd. later became a subsidiary for Charles' production company China Star Entertainment Group, which he formed in 1992. While Charles sees Jimmy as a "good triad," it is widely believed that Jimmy has moved on, and supposedly runs the triad to this day.


Jimmy was the producer of films featuring some of Hong Kong's cinematic icons. This included films such as the ''Fight Back to School'' trilogy, and the ''God of Gamblers'' series. A majority of the stars he highlighted as a presenter included Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Chow Yun Fat, Rosamund Kwan, and Ng Man Tat. Jimmy made his directorial debut with the 1992 film ''Casino Raiders'' which he co-directed with Wong Jing, with his brother Charles in a supporting role. The film was followed by a sequel, ''Casino Raiders 2'' was produced by Jimmy and directed by Johnnie To.

Huang Songyou

Huang Songyou is the Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China.


Huang was born in Shantou, Guangdong in December 1957. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Southwest University of Political Science & Law in 1982.

After graduation, Huang worked as a judge in Guangdong High People's Court. He was elected to be the President of Zhanjiang Intermediate People's Court in 1997.

Huang was appointed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress as the Head of the Civil Law Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court and member of its Judicial Committee on June 28, 1999. He was appointed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress as the Vice President of the Supreme People's Court on December 28, 2002.