The pro-Beijing force is set for a major revamp after the next Legislative Council elections, according to sources close to the camp. On top of the agenda, one said, was how to restructure and reform the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, which could be the big loser in the poll. Meanwhile, speculation has been rife that Chan Yuen-han, of the Federation of Trade Unions, may further distance herself from the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong after the elections. The Progressive Alliance, headed by lawyer Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, is unlikely to retain any of its four seats in Legco. Mr Lau, one of the four incumbents, said last week that he would not stand for the elections because there were no 'appropriate' constituencies. The business-oriented political group was formed in 1994 with strong support from the then-Xinhua office (renamed the Liaison Office after 1997) to counter the Liberal Party, which was seen as pro-British at that time. It has nine seats in the provisional legislature. The source said the Progressive Alliance suffered most after Beijing widened its united front to include the Liberal Party in the upcoming elections. 'In the process of co-ordination of candidates, those who have strongly supported the government were at a very disadvantaged position,' the source said. The source said the Progressive Alliance was unlikely to fold and cited the fact that Vice-President Zeng Qinghong gave a warm reception to the party during a visit to Beijing this year. City University political scientist Joseph Cheng Yu-shek said political parties that only had good connections with Beijing, but lacked a solid power base and ability in winning elections, would be phased out.