Women's activist and former Preparatory Committee member Fei Fih is to run for a National People's Congress seat. Ms Fei, the daughter of Ta Kung Pao's former proprietor Fei Yi-ming, was one of the three people who collected application forms for the 36 deputy posts yesterday. 'I hope there will be more women's voices in the legislature,' she said. Born in Shanghai, Ms Fei emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of six. In 1970, she went to Beijing to study for a degree. Three years later, she began her 12-year career in the Foreign Ministry. During Deng Xiaoping's official visit to the United States in 1979, she acted as his interpreter. Ms Fei, who now works for a finance group, said she would take two days off this week to lobby for support. Provisional legislator Ng Ching-fai said he had secured the 10 nominators for his candidacy. He is Dean of Science and Professor in Chemistry at Baptist University. Mr Ng was among the 30-odd people who attended a seminar organised by three members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who do not intend to run for election. Other participants included Peggy Lam Pei Yu-dja and Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee and Ronald Arculli of the Liberal Party. Since Thursday, 82 people have collected the application forms. The three Democratic Party members who intend to run organised a public forum outside the Cultural Centre yesterday. Potential candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan challenged those who accused them of having a hidden agenda to come forward to debate the matter.