Unity urged for new HK deputies
Eleven people were elected for the first time to represent the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the 13th National People’s Congress. The election happens twice per decade. New faces include Raymond Tam Chiyuen, former secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, and singer-turned-politician Cally Kwong Mei-wan. Also among the 11 newly elected deputies are Tam Yiu-Chung, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and Maggie Chan Man-Ki, founding president of the Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s newly elected deputies to the national legislature should stay united and serve as role models in pushing forward cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland, says Wang Chen, vice-chairman and secretarygeneral of the Standing Committee of the NPC.