MOVE UP HONG KONG - HONG KONG MOVE UP With a heavy heart and disturbed at the pledge of a “35+” syndicate to paralyse the Government and push Hong Kong into an abyss despite the plight of the rampant epidemic, I announce my decision to stand for re-election. The Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape professions have always been the engine of Hong Kong’s development. We must never follow groups that directs us to doom. We must stand together and restore harmony and vitality to make Hong Kong MOVE UP once again ! I have 4 aspirations for Hong Kong: Quest for Innovation – The Government steps out from its comfort zone, apply new technology intelligently and vigorously digitise its systems to make work more efficient and environmentally friendly. Advanced technology should also be applied to make the city healthier, greener and smarter. Unleash Opportunities - Hong Kong has many latent opportunities. Even when many economic activities are forced to close down under the plague of the epidemic and sabotages of mutual-destructionists, as long as we are well prepared, the economic engine can be re-started quickly, and we can move forward and take part in the development of the Greater Bay Area Southeast Asian regions. Support the Industry - Government should accord due weight to expertise of the industry and make all planning and designs people-oriented. We will monitor the Government to ensure that costs of public projects are reasonable, curb overspending and white-elephant projects, to make Hong Kong a more liveable city. Safeguard Freedom - The community has become highly politically polarised, as whoever holding different political opinions are treated as 'enemies.' It is doubtful whether this is the democratic freedom we desire? An eminent writer said: 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. 'Can't we cast aside the prejudices and respect other's different opinions? I wish to share my recent experience when I have tripped inadvertently when rushing back to the Legislative Council. Thanks to many people who have posted on Facebook to express their concern, but there were also a handful of malicious posts wishing me catch Covid-19 and die soon. I believe majority of Hong Kong people would not be so cold-hearted. What evils have I done to deserve such death-curse? Why has Hong Kong become like this? If I do not stand for re-election, I need not face such unnecessary personal attacks, but I still come forward. I was elected the representative of the ASPL functional constituency in 2012. Although I did not make it again in 2016, I persisted and succeeded to be re-elected in the by-election in 2018. I persisted because I hope that while I still have the energy and capability, I can unite everyone in the industry and continue to serve the community, for forging a mutually supportive, inclusive and prosperous Hong Kong. Abraham Lincoln once said, 'The ballot is stronger than the bullet.'. Construction would certainly be better than destruction to make Hong Kong people happier and the city more liveable. If we do not want ;35+' become real, veto everything to destroy Hong Kong, we must unite the forces of ASPL, and unite the industrious and constructive forces of Hong Kong people ! We must prevail over those who pledge to wreck HK! We must overcome the epidemic! And so, Hong Kong may take off once again !
After graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Mr. Tse joined the Hong Kong Civil Services and worked in different offices of Crown Lands & Survey Office (now is Lands Department) for 12 years.
Tony Tse Wai-chuen is a professional Surveyor, member of the 6th Hong Kong Legislative Council for the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency, Chairperson of the Property Management Services Authority, Vice-Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, member of the Harbourfront Commission, the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service, and the Court of Lingnan University. Tony Tse has been engaged in the surveying and property development field for more than 40 years. He was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and is now a Fellow of the Institute. He participates enthusiastically in public affairs and has been appointed to public services by the Government several times, including members of the Town Planning Board and the Land and Development Advisory Committee. He has also been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and has been appointed as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. After graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1976, Tony Tse joined the Hong Kong Civil Services and had served at the former Crown Lands and Survey Office (now the Lands Department) for 12 years. His last position held was a Senior Estate Surveyor. Thereafter, he has held important positions in many local companies, and is now the Director of Brand Star Ltd.