THE chairman of the largest pro-China party, Tsang Yok-sing, yesterday hinted that he might compete against Liberal Party chief Allen Lee Peng-fei in next year's Legislative Council elections. Mr Tsang, who chairs the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), said he was more keen to contest the 1995 polls following the recent controversy over his family's emigration to Canada. 'I would like to compete with those who used this incident to attack me and the DAB,' he said last night. It is widely believed that Mr Lee is considering standing in Tai Po. He has been critical of Mr Tsang's family's emigration. He said on television last week that Mr Tsang should ask his wife and daughter to give up their Canadian passports. Responding to the comments Mr Tsang made yesterday, Mr Lee said it was Mr Tsang's business where he competed. The two chairmen spent most of yesterday helping their parties' candidates in Tai Po and North District but their campaign trails never crossed. Arriving in the Wang Fuk constituency of Tai Po 15 minutes after Mr Lee left, Mr Tsang said he had not been questioned by any kaifong (neighbourhood groups) about emigrating. 'There have been more than 100 negative reports in the local press talking about my family's plan to emigrate. But it doesn't mean the reports will necessarily affect people's decisions on whether they will support our candidates,' he said. Mr Lee and Mr Tsang were among about 20 chairmen and vice-chairmen from various parties travelling around to woo voters to back their candidates. They shook hands with voters to transfer their 'popularity' to candidates. Most could only stay in each polling stop for less than half an hour. Mr Tsang admitted that these tactics were limited. 'I don't think we can change the mind of voters by just paying short visits to the polling stations because voters have pretty much made up their minds.' The chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong, Martin Lee Chu-ming, said it was hard to say how much appearances at polling stations helped. He said it varied according to candidates, constituencies, and competitors. His running partner in the 1991 direct polls, Man Sai-cheong, did not join his trail in Eastern and Wan Chai. Mr Man, who will quit politics next year to emigrate, turned up at some districts to lobby for support for the party candidates.