Andrew Leung initially allowed the two to retake the oaths but backed down after the pro-Beijing camp threatened to stage a second walkout after they walked out in the on 19 October to block the two Youngspiration legislators to take the oaths. In June 2009, the three legislators formed the Economic Synergy which later co-founded the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) in 2012 which Leung became the founding Chairman of the new party. In 2017, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the the Art Directors Guild for his work on La La Land and appeared in Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art for his work on The Jungle Book. , After the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Election, Leung was handpicked by the pro-Beijing camp to be their candidate for the President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong left over by the retiring Jasper Tsang, after potential candidates New People's Party's Michael Tien and nonpartisan Paul Tse withdrew their nominations, implicitly citing the influence of the Liaison Office. Leung joined the Hong Kong Woollen & Synthetic Knitting Manufacturers' Association, the chamber of commerce of the manufacturing companies, in which he later became the honorary president in 1997. Leung was born on 24 February 1951 to a family who run a textile factory, the Sun Hing knitting company. He has been the committee member of both Textile and Clothing Industry Training Board in the 1980s, and became a member of Vocational Training Council (VTC) board of directors in 1998, he was then appointed as the chairman of VTC from 2006 to 2012. As a result, Leung received 38 votes against pro-democrat nominee James To's zero with three blank ballots. On the first meeting of the Legislative Council, Leung was elected as president in the middle of chaos as the pan-democrats and localists tore up their ballot papers and stormed out of the meeting room before the vote. Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen GBS MBE JP (Chinese: 梁君彥; born 24 February 1951) is a Hong Kong politician who is the current President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the Industrial (First) functional constituency. He has been the chairman and Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong and the member, Deputy chairman and Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Leung split apart from the Liberal Party in October 2008 with Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun after the defeat of the party in the 2008 Legislative Council election in September and the resignation of chairman James Tien Pei-chun. As per our current Database, Andrew Leung is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
He received the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) and the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 2004 and 2010 respectively. President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Member of the Order of the British Empire, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, "Speaker Bio – Member, Hong Kong Legislative Council Industrial (First) Functional Constituency Mr. Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen", "Member, Chairperson of Staff Committee – The Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBS, JP", "More businesses unite to oppose 'Occupy Central, "Andrew Leung becomes president of Hong Kong Legco after dispute over British nationality", "Localists' oaths on hold pending Hong Kong court ruling on judicial review, Legco president says", Members' Biographies of Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen on legislative council site, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andrew_Leung&oldid=986468836, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 01:48.
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