The Chamber’s 50th Term Board Inaugural Ceremony was staged at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Invited to be officiating guests were: Tung Chee-hwa, Vice-chairman of the CPPCC National Committee; C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Hu Jianzhong, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR; Cai Yongzhong, Deputy Commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison; Hou Shusen, Deputy Director of the CPPCC Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese; Tan Tianxing, Deputy Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council; Lin Xiong, Standing Committee Member and Head of United Front Department of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee; He Zhongyou, Vice Governor of the Guangdong Province; Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR; John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR; Rimsky Yuen, Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR; and Andrew Leung, President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR. The Chamber’s Office-bearers and Committee Members were inaugurated in the presence of some 1,800 guests.
The ceremony was also attended by a number of delegations from the Mainland and Taiwan, which included the China Overseas Friendship Association, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Municipal United Front Work Department of Guangdong and Shenzhen, Federation of Industry & Commerce and CCPIT of Guangdong, Guangzhou Municipal CPPCC as well as Macao Chamber of Commerce. Also present at the event were over 100 local guests including NPC deputies and CPPCC National Committee members from Hong Kong; government officials, Executive Council members and Legislative Council members of the HKSAR; leaders of business associations, representatives of Mainland and Taiwan organizations in Hong Kong; as well as consuls of foreign countries and representatives of foreign chambers in Hong Kong. (2/12)
Presentation of Certificate to Chairman
Tung Chee-hwa (fifth from right), C Y Leung (fifth from left) pose for a photo with the 50th Chairmen.
Presentation of Trophy to Life Honorary Chairman
Carrie Lam (left) presents a trophy to the new Life Honorary Chairman Charles Yeung in recognition of his contribution to the Chamber.
John Tsang presents trophies to the new Life Honorary Chairmen William Lee (left picture) and Chong Hok-shan (right picture) in recognition of their long service to the Chamber.
Rimsky Yuen presents trophies to the new Life Honorary Chairmen Lo Man-tuen (left picture) and Lawrence Ma (right picture) in recognition of their long service to the Chamber.
Presentation of Certificate to Committee Member
Yin Xiaojing presents certificates to David Fong (left) and Yu Kwok-chun (right), who represent the Standing Committee Members.
Hu Jianzhong presents certificates to Pansy Ho (right) and Wong Ting-kwong (left), who represent the Committee Members.
Cai Yongzhong presents certificates to Chong Shing-hum (left) and Zhang Xialing (right), who represent the Association Committee Members.
Presentation of Certificate of Recognition of the CGCC Foundation’s 30th anniversary
Hou Shusen (left) presents a certificate of recognition for special donation to Life Honorary Chairman Henry Fok (represented by Life Honorary Chairman Ian Fok).
Hou Shusen (second from left) presents certificates of recognition to Life Honorary Chairmen Alice Cheng (represented by Life Honorary Chairman Lawrence Ma, first from left), Charles Yeung (first from right), who have donated over 10 million, and Chairman Jonathan Choi (second from right), who has donated over 7 million.
Tan Tianxing (middle) presents certificates of recognition to Vice-chairmen Yuen Mo (third from right), Lam Shu-chit (third from left), Ricky Tsang (second from right), Life Honorary Chairmen Tsang Hin-chi (represented by Ricky Tsang), William Lee (second from left), Lo Man-tuen (first from left) and Lawrence Ma (first from right), who have donated over 3 million.
(Life Honorary Chairman Chong Hok-shan also donated over 3 million)
Lin Xiong (fourth from right) presents certificates of recognition to Vice-chairman Wong Kwok-keung (third from right), Life Honorary Chairmen Robin Chan (fourth from left), Ian Fok (second from left), Ian Chan (second from right), Standing Committee Member David Fong (first from left), Permanent Honorary President Jose Yu (third from left) and Honorary President Alan Chuang (represented by Committee Member Chong Ka-fung, first from right), who have donated over 1 million.
(Life Honorary Chairman David Chan also donated over 1 million)
Awards of Membership Referral
He Zhongyou presents trophies to the members winning the membership referral award – highest membership fee. Awarded members: (From left) Life Honorary Chairman Robin Chan (Champion); Life Honorary Chairman Charles Yeung (First runner-up); Standing Committee Member Mickey Ko (Second runner-up).
(Another Second runner-up: Life Honorary Chairman Henry Wu)
He Zhongyou presents trophies to members winning the membership referral award – highest number of referrals. Awarded members: Committee Member Hui Po-yuet (Champion, second from left); Committee Member Halina Ip (First runner-up, first from left); Committee Member Lily Chow (Second runner-up, second from right) and Committee Member Cora Chan (Second runner-up, first from right).