16 Facts About Andrew Leung


Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen is a Hong Kong politician who is the current President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Industrial functional constituency.


Andrew Leung was educated in the University of Leeds and joined his father's family business.


Andrew Leung has been the chairman and Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong and the member, Deputy chairman and Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.


Andrew Leung stepped down in 2004 after he was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and became the Honorary chairman.


Andrew Leung has been the committee member of both Textile and Clothing Industry Training Board in the 1980s, and became a member of Vocational Training Council board of directors in 1998, he was then appointed as the chairman of VTC from 2006 to 2012.


Andrew Leung has held many positions including Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a member of the Economic Development Commission, the Deputy Chairman of the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee, a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and a Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.


Andrew Leung was awarded Justice of the Peace in 1996 and Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the textile industry in 1997.


In June 2009, the three legislators formed the Economic Synergy which later co-founded the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong in 2012 which Andrew Leung became the founding Chairman of the new party.


Andrew Leung was the committee member of 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.


Andrew Leung received the Silver Bauhinia Star and the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and 2010 respectively.


Andrew Leung said the campaign would threaten the rule of law and social stability, while hurting Hong Kong's business environment.


Andrew Leung was questioned by the opposition over his British nationality which he renounced right before the vote and his close business ties with 11 companies in which he held shares and was the directors of seven of them.


On 27 October, Andrew Leung was slammed and asked to step down after he took a U-turn by deciding to delay the oath-taking of Sixtus Andrew Leung and Yau Wai-ching of Youngspiration whose qualifications were under legal challenge by the government for their pro-independence on general meeting on 27 October 2016.


In November 2020, following the expulsion of 4 pro-democracy lawmakers from the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung said that he "respects and understands" their disqualification.


In February 2021, after Xia Baolong said that only "patriots" could be part of the Hong Kong government, Andrew Leung agreed and said it was the "most basic and reasonable" requirement for those in the government.


Andrew Leung had earlier said it would be only temporary for the swearing in of lawmakers, but reversed course.