Henry Tang and supporter nominated for CPPCC

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 5:50pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 6:49pm

Failed chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen and one of his supporters have been nominated as new delegates to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, one delegate said on Wednesday.

Tang and Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk appeared on a list of suggested Hong Kong delegates for the next five-year term, said Chan Wing-kee, a member of the CPPCC Standing Committee.

The list will be finalised during the committee’s four-day meeting, which ends on Friday.

Tang, a former chief secretary, lost in the chief executive election in March, when Wu supported him.

Chan was speaking in Beijing on Wednesday morning after attending a Standing Committee meeting in the capital, in which members discussed the list of delegates for the nation’s top political advisory body in the new term.

Also missing from the suggested line-up is Hong Kong businessman Lew Mon-hung, who made a scathing attack on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying last week, Chan said.

Lew, a former staunch supporter of Leung, alleged in an interview with iSun Affairs magazine that the chief executive had lied about his handling of illegal structures at his home, and also reneged on a promise to appoint Lew an executive councillor in return for his backing.

Also absent from the list were former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, Chan said.

One new face on the list was former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Timothy Tong Hin-ming, Chan said.

He said former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was expected to be re-elected as a CPPCC vice-chairman when Standing Committee members meet in March.