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Professional Power Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Power

Professional Power
專業動力
ChairpersonChristine Fong
Founded2010
IdeologyNonpartisanism
Political positionCentre
Regional affiliationPro-Beijing camp
Legislative Council
1 / 90
District Councils
3 / 479
Website
www.facebook.com/hkpp.page

Professional Power (Chinese: 專業動力) is a political group based in Sai Kung District, Hong Kong. The group is formed and led by Christine Fong, a former member of the Liberal Party. The group markets itself as nonpartisan and currently has four members in the Sai Kung District Council.[1]

In the 2015 Hong Kong local elections, Professional Power fielded nine candidates, with four getting elected.[2] The group fielded seven candidates in the 2019 election,[3] with three elected eventually.

Political stance[edit]

Alternative logo for Professional Power

Professional Power has been widely considered as a moderate political organization, and has been competing directly with both pro-Beijing camp and the pro-democracy camp.

And yet, in 2016 Hong Kong legislative election, it was reported that the Hong Kong Liaison Office has been trying to "allocate" the votes to Fong. [4]

In 2019 Hong Kong local elections, many candidates of the Professional Power were not challenged by any parties or independent politicians from the pro-Beijing camp.[5] Prior to the polling day, there was a list widely circulated in LIHKG and Factcheck.io. The list claimed itself as a list of candidates endorsed by Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions. The list has included six candidates from the Professional Power.[6][7]

In the 2021 Legislative Council election, Lam So-wai ran in the New Territories South East, receiving nominations from a member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Paul Kwong and other pro-Beijing stance. Christine Fong was also rumoured to have been "blessed" and approved by Chinese Government to run in the election.[8] The group later was branded as part of pro-Beijing camp, despite Lam rejected the labeling and insisted the group as "pro-livelihood group" (Chinese: 民生派).[9]

Performance in elections[edit]

Legislative Council elections[edit]

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
GC
seats
FC
seats
EC
seats
Total seats +/− Position
2021 38,214Steady 2.89Steady 1 0 0
1 / 90
1Steady 9thSteady

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 王珮殷 (4 October 2019). "【區議會選舉2019】專業動力方國珊等共4人參選 反區議會政治化". HK01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "專業動力議席倍增 劍指立會". Oriental Daily News (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). 25 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ 司徒曉霖; 陳世浩 (4 October 2019). "專業動力區選誓師未齊腳 4人率先報名出戰西貢區". Inmediahk.net (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ "選舉內幕:建制曾下令救方國珊 有人拒執行". on.cc東網 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  5. ^ 評論編輯室 (2019-10-30). "【區選前瞻】西貢區山頭林立 「撞區」全因無大台?". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  6. ^ "LIHKG". LIHKG 討論區. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  7. ^ "區議會選舉候選人及區議員資料庫 - 選區事實處". hkfactcheck.io. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  8. ^ 吳仕瑜 (2021-10-22). "01消息|夏寶龍周日南下深圳 拍板立法會出選名單 左右泛民命運". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  9. ^ "陳克勤稱選舉過程「五光十色」 吳秋北:參選的都是建制一部分 林素蔚:不算建制派 是「貼地民生派」". Ming Pao (in Traditional Chinese). 2021-12-23. Retrieved 2021-12-26.