PROMINENT Hongkong businessmen are expected to dominate the second batch of the Beijing-appointed Hongkong Affairs Advisers, with at least four members of the Governor's own Business Council being included in the new line-up. Leading academics, including the vice-chancellors of the territory's three universities, as well as prominent professionals are also on the list expected to be unveiled by Monday. The group is expected to leave for Beijing on April 1, and be inducted at a ceremony the following day. The members of the Governor's top business advisory body invited to join the panel are Mr Paul Cheng Ming-fun, chairman of Inchcape Pacific; Mr Peter Woo Kwong-ching, chairman of Wharf Holdings; Mr Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, chairman of Stock Exchange of Hongkong; and, Mr Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties. Their addition to the panel, which will be expanded from the original 43 to almost 100, means that six out of Mr Patten's 18 business advisers will also be giving their opinions to China. Mr Vincent Lo Hong-sui, chairman of Shui On group, and Mr Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, managing director of Hopewell Holdings, were in China's original panel and on the Business Council introduced by Mr Patten in his policy address last October. Mr Cheng, who is chairman of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce and works for British interests likely to come under attack in the recent political row, is believed to have maintained a good relationship with officials in Beijing. He is a member of the Business and Professionals Federation (BPF) which is openly against Mr Patten's proposals, and is planning a trip to Beijing next month. Other prominent businessmen include: Mr Robert Kuok Hock-nien, a Malaysian tycoon whose interests include the Shangri-La hotels group and property; Mr Cheng Yu-tung, chairman of New World Development, Mr Lee Shau-kee, chairman of Henderson Land Development, and Mr Lim Por-yen, chairman of the Lai Sun Group. The vice-chancellors from the three local universities - Professor Charles Kao from Chinese University of Hongkong (CUHK), Professor Woo Chia-wei from the Hongkong University of Science and Technology, and Professor Wang Gungwu from Hongkong University, are also invited to join the second batch. However, it is understood that Professor Wang, formerly an Executive Councillor who stepped down in October when Mr Patten revamped his inner cabinet, has yet to indicate his acceptance. Mr Lee Ming-kwan and Mr Thomas Chan Man-hung from Hongkong Polytechnic, Mr Wang Liang-huew from the Hongkong University, Mr Lau Siu-kai of the CUHK are also to be named. Another dominant group would be professionals from different sectors. Among them are Mr Lau Shiu-kwan, a surveyor; Mr Hon Bing-wah, a designer; Mr Raymond Ho Chung-tai, a civil engineer and a BPF member; and, Mr Carson Wen, a solicitor and a China-appointed Attesting Officer. Mr Van Lau, a prominent sculptor and one of the local judges which decided the Hongkong Special Administrative Region's flag and emblem in 1989, is also expected to be appointed. Mr Jose Yu Sun-say, a newly-appointed deputy to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is also on the list. Ms Elsie Leung of Hongkong Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hongkong (DAB), and Mr Chan Wing-kee of BPF, newly-appointed deputies to the National People's Congress, are also expected to be appointed. Apart from Sir David Akers-Jones, former Secretary for Works Mr Nicky Chan Nai-keong is also likely to join incumbent adviser Mr Donald Liao Poon-huai to share their valuable experience of working in the Government with China. Media representatives include Mr Ma Lik from Hongkong Commercial Daily and Mr Louis Cha from Ming Pao. More pro-China politicians are to be appointed by China. The One Country, Two Systems Economic Research Institute's Executive Director Mr Shiu Sin-por will join the centre's seven executive committee members to become Hongkong affairs advisers. With two more members from the New Hongkong Alliance - chairman Mr Wai Kee-shun and member Mr Philip Yuen Pak-yiu, a solicitor - to be appointed as advisers, the alliance, led by Mr Lo Tak-shing, will have seven members directly advising China on Hongkong affairs. The second largest group of politicians would come from DAB; Ms Leung aside, Mr Tsang Yok-sing, Mr Tam Yiu-chung and Ms Chan Yuen-han are also joining the second batch. The Co-operative Resources Centre also fared well with Mr Allen Lee Peng-fei, Mr Steven Poon Kwok-lim, Mr Stephen Cheong Kam-chuen and Mr Ngai Shiu-kit joining the incumbent adviser Mr Lau Wong-fat. Liberal Democratic Federation's representation will be increased from three to four, with vice chairman Mr Philip Kwok Chi-kuen becoming the latest appointee. The president of the Federation of Trade Unions Mr Lee Chak-tim has also been appointed.