THE committee would not fairly represent the interests of different sectors, an academic said. City University Associate Professor Leung Kwan-kwok said it was clear the committee was dominated by business elites, and grassroots interests were under-represented. The snub to critical forces, namely the Democratic Party, also meant the powerful body would not have a widely representative mix. The mainland was eager to show the business community it regarded it as the pillar for the territory's stability and prosperity in the final stage of the transition, Mr Leung said. 'The Chinese Government just wants to assure the business elite that they are the cornerstone of Hong Kong and should be the prominent force in shaping the territory after 1997,' he said. 'In return, it hopes these tycoons will do their best to increase their investment in the years to come.' China had always emphasised the role of the business sector, he said. A representative of the Taiwanese Government in Hong Kong, Susie Jiang, attacked Beijing for not appointing anyone from the pro-Taiwan camp. Ms Jiang, in charge of Taiwan's cultural and propaganda activities in Hong Kong, said pro-Taiwanese forces were ready to forge more contacts with the mainland Government.