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Fernando Cheung

Born: Feb 23, 1957

Birthplace: Portuguese Macau

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Fernando Cheung

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1957
Birth Place : Portuguese Macau

Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council. Cheung worked in the United States from 1988, and became a naturalized United States citizen. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. He served as the head of the Oakland Chinese Community Council. After he moved back to Hong Kong in 1996, he became a lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He became the vice-convener of Civil Human Rights Front in 2002. He had close relationship with the pro-democrats. He joined the functional constituency of social welfare of the Legislative Council in June, 2004. He defeated Cheung Kwok-chu by a razor-thin 64 votes. After he won the election, he refused to visit Beijing on 30 September 2004 with nine other pro-democratic legislators; choosing to protest on that day for Hong Kong citizens instead. Cheung introduced a motion for the referendum on universal suffrage for the 2007 chief executive elections in Hong Kong. The Chinese government had warned Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators not to hold a referendum on universal suffrage for 2007/08.

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  • Politician
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