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Election Platform

Policy Area Policy Details
Population / Immigrants – To substantially increase subventions for early childhood education, child care services and day care services to provide financial incentive to encourage parenthood.

– To enhance vocational training for Hong Kong permanent residents and to amend the Employees Retraining Ordinance (Chapter 423 of the Laws of Hong Kong) to reinstate the eligibility criterion of having seven years’ residence for receiving such training.

– To unleash labour force by enhancing vocational training for the elderly, the disabled and discharged prisoners.

– To enhance language and employment support services for ethnic minorities.

– To increase expenditure on elderly services, care services and medical services to improve the elderly’s quality of life.

– To set an upper limit for Hong Kong’s future immigration quota.

– To take back the power of vetting and approving applications under the Individual Visit Scheme and to immediately cancel the One-way Permit Scheme.

– To set up an Immigration Authority to devise a comprehensive immigration system including scoring scheme, vetting and naturalisation procedures, and naturalisation qualifying exams on language and basic local knowledge based on Hong Kong’s actual needs arising from its future population development.

– To strengthen inspection of immigration cases against overstaying, bogus marriages and illegal workers.

Social Welfare – To promote a “Priority to Hongkongers” resource allocation policy to safeguard Hongkongers’ welfare; only permanent residents living in Hong Kong are eligible for social welfare, and only those who have lived in Hong Kong for 20 years or more can apply for retirement protection benefits.

– To establish a uniform elderly welfare system under which contributions are made by three parties (employers, employees and government) while no income tax is imposed; to establish a multi-pillar retirement protection system.

– To consolidate the existing welfare system to reduce admin costs.

– To enact a “Nursing Law”, to enhance monitoring and inspection of residential care homes and to take into account residents’ opinions in assessing the services of the homes.

– To conduct comprehensive consultation on long term care services, to shelve the residential care service voucher scheme, and to reform the non-cash Elderly Health Care Voucher Pilot Scheme and health care service voucher scheme.

– To enhance training on healthcare knowledge, conduct and integrity, interpersonal communication and stress management for carers.

– To recreate Programme Worker posts to relieve the work stress of frontline social workers of elderly services and other services.

– To revoke the lump sum grant policy.

Land and Housing – To review the Housing Subsidy Policy (commonly known as “well-off tenants policy”) and to propose a self-declaration requirement on income and asset for those who have lived in public housing for seven years or more.

– To review the public housing “inheritance system”: those who wish to take over the tenancy upon death of another tenant should meet the income limit of ordinary public housing applicants.

– To impose tax on vacant land: buyers of all auctioned residential land must complete the construction of buildings within five years from the successful auction.

– To impose tax on vacant flats: we propose an additional tax on all public/ private housing vacant for over one year.

– To reinstate rent control.

– To step up law enforcement again illegal ossuary niches.

Medical and Health Services – To formulate long-term healthcare policy to facilitate medical graduates in obtaining employment and specialist qualifications.

– To increase funding for public hospital and medical services, to review hospital services and ancillary facilities, and to set up more hospitals and A&E services according to the population growth of each district.

– To oppose increasing substantially the number of CE-appointed lay members in the Medical Council to maintain the Council’s professional autonomy.
– To strengthen testing of food and fresh water imported to Hong Kong to ensure that they meet safety standards.

– To enhance education and to promote regular blood donation and organ donation.

Public Resources and Energy – To lower the permitted profit rate of the two power companies, to increase the proportion of power generated by eco-friendly means, and to oppose being incorporated into the power grid of the China Southern Power Grid.

– To enhance inspection of fresh water pipe leakage and to construct desalting plants that adopts reverse osmosis technology.

– To enhance education and promotion of power saving, environmental protection and water conservation, and to abandon the “package deal lump sum” approach in purchasing Dongjiang water.

– To require the two power companies to increase their usage of renewable energy accordingly; to enhance promotion of energy saving.

– To work with universities to explore possible alternative power generation options by applying creative technologies.

– To introduce reverse osmosis technology in seawater desalination and to build desalting plants.

Education – To conduct comprehensive review of the education system and to form a commission composing of education experts, who will be responsible for conducting research and publishing long-term planning reports.

– To defend Hong Kong’s language and traditional Chinese characters, to oppose using Putonghua to teach the Chinese Language subject, and to formulate a clearer and more consistent long-term “language” policy.

– To propose introducing a separate compulsory Hong Kong History subject in junior secondary schools in light of Hong Kong’s unique history, which is different from that of China.

– To terminate the Primary Three TSA scheme to relieve the learning stress of schoolchildren.

– To study the feasibility of separating teaching and school administration, to cut down the number of lessons each teacher takes up, and to increase the teacher-to-class ratio.

– To draw up a pay scale for kindergarten teachers.

– To pay attention to ethnic minorities’ language learning conditions and support services for their pursuing further studies.

– To reopen vocational schools to cater for students with different aptitudes and abilities.

– To defend the academic autonomy of tertiary institutions.

Economy, Finance and Tourism – To allocate more resources to cultural and creative industries, to foster knowledge-based economic development, and to safeguard the freedom of creation while respecting intellectual property.

– To put emphasis on diversified development of industries and to expand overseas markets for enterprises.

– To enhance overseas promotion of Hong Kong’s culture and character to attract visitors from other countries.

– To provide tax concessions, including profits tax rates concession and business registration fees remission, to creative industries, SMEs and environmental protection industries.

– To cultivate a creative technology-friendly business environment and to provide young people with better opportunities for upward mobility.

– To raise profits tax rates for businesses with annual profits amounting to $10 million or above to meet future public expenditure on ageing population.

– To impose taxes on heavy polluting industries

– To impose more wealth taxes, including land vacancy tax and estate duty, on rich people and large syndicates.

Labour – To further promote family-friendly employment practices such as setting up of nursery rooms and of menstruation leave.

– To advocate the right to disconnect to safeguard work-life balance.

– To implement full MPF benefit portability, to revoke the offsetting mechanism, and to lower the fees and charges of MPF funds.

– To explore the feasibility of directly linking minimum wage to inflation and to review the mechanism every three years.

– To explore the feasibility of legislating for paying extra wages to manual workers who work overtime.

– To research on issues relating to working hours (standard/ maximum) and leave, to create jobs and to build a family-friendly society.

Transport – To maintain the airport’s competitiveness by increasing flight capacity and developing more international flight paths; to review Airport Authority’s organisational structure.

– To urge MTRC to look into the serious over-saturation of West Rail Line trains during peak hours and to review the fare adjustment mechanism.

– To comprehensively review the utilisation rates and toll rates of tunnels and bridges; and to demand adding Octopus payment option at toll booths.

– To promote a bicycle-friendly policy, to construct more cycle tracks, and to establish a public bicycle renting network.

– To introduce more minibus routes and to enhance in-district connection services to cater for the needs of residents of Tin Shui Wai district.

– To set up more electric vehicle charging stations.

– To improve overnight bus routes.

– To establish a transport museum.

Culture, Music, Art and Sports – To review the role of the Antiquities Advisory Board and to refine policies regarding historical building and heritage conservation.

– To adjust the museum policy to strengthen education for Hongkongers on their own culture and history.

– To facilitate promotion of local independent music and to allocate more resources for strengthening international exchange, thereby enriching local cultural and creative industries.

– To open abandoned lands to production and performing groups for music production, movie shooting and rehearsals, and to fight for more permanent public performance spaces.

– To enhance promotion of art cultures including tattooing and Cantonese opera.

– To formulate more long-term sports development policy to enhance professional athletes to have better career planning.

– To provide support to the Hong Kong squads’ training, to promote sports in the district level, and to hasten the construction of sports venues meeting international standards.

Environment, Agriculture, City Livability and Ecology – To formulate and implement agriculture policies, to realise agricultural land rehabilitation, to promote local agriculture, and to target at self-sufficiency.

– To put in place professional local agriculture training programmes to facilitate sustainable development in agriculture; to enhance community education and to encourage public participation.

– To preserve all existing country parks and green areas and to incorporate more land with conservation value into country parks; to step up law enforcement against artificial ecological destruction.

– To draw up “species action plans” to protect the most endangered local species including otters and pangolins, and to advocate species-friendly policies.

– To formulate a Tree Ordinance, to put tree management in the hands of arboriculturists instead of landscapers, to comprehensively review the current tree management policy, and to set up a public tree council.

– To reduce the number of rubbish bins and to advocate banning the use of plastic products.

– To review Environmental Impact Assessment policies.

District Livelihood – To rebuild light refreshment night markets with local character and street flavour, and to urge the government to review relevant legislations and the food business licensing system; to revise and perfect wet market and hawker policies.

– To allocate more resources for hastening restoration of aged recreational and sports facilities and street lamps, etc.

– To alleviate blockage of drainage and river channels, and to strengthen slope maintenance.

– To increase barrier-free facilities and to create barrier-free environment and transportation network.

– To open up the local eco-tourism market, to build cycle tracks and to design holiday cycling tours.

– To strengthen law enforcement against smoking offence.

Information Technology, Broadcast, Internet Freedom – To safeguard freedom of the Internet and of speech.

– To support online creative industries and to develop Creative Commons.

– To allocate more resources for encouraging public organisations to produce programmes using languages other than Chinese and English to address local demands.

– To open up the free television spectrum.

Equal Opportunities – To enhance social security for the disabled.

– To enhance employment support services for the disabled, ex-patients and discharged prisoners.

– To increase barrier-free facilities and to advocate setting up more accessible areas.

– To strength domestic and transport support services for the disabled.

– To enhance Integrated Education (for those with ordinary visual and hearing impairment and physical disabilities)

Political System and Governance – The Chief Executive and the Legislative Council must be empowered by the people and must be elected or constituted only through fair and just lawful elections, so that the bottom line of Hongkongers’ autonomy can be safeguarded.

– To discuss with Hongkongers the question of Hong Kong’s future and to advocate a referendum of self-determination on Hong Kong’s future after 2047.

– To safeguard the right of self-determination granted to all peoples by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

– To review the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC)’s system and to enlarge its scope of power.

– To fight for the power to propose bills by Legislative Council Members.

Animal Welfare – To propose studying the possibility of stipulating in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance (Chapter 169 of the Laws of Hong Kong) that those who abandon animals or feed them with poisonous or harmful matters shall be subject to criminal liability.

– To introduce a Duty of Care covering slaughterhouses, animal sales outlets, breeding centres and all other premises with animals.

– To promulgate clear guidelines on animal food and medicines and their quality control, etc., and to monitor them accordingly; to consider whether to regulate the animal grooming industry (e.g. the aspect of animal hair dyeing, etc.).

– To raise the licensing requirements, incorporate cat breeding, set an upper limit on the number of licences issued, raise the licence fee, establish a licensing examination system and provide more training to individuals concerned under the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations (Chapter 139B of the Laws of Hong Kong).

– To strengthen monitoring of animal sales outlets and require animals to go through health screening conducted by veterinarians upon arrival at sales outlets.

– To revise the Slaughterhouses Regulation (Chapter 132BU of the Laws of Hong Kong) and to require those employed to work in licensed slaughterhouses to receive special training on animal welfare provided by the government.

– To set up an Animal Police under the Hong Kong Police Force to replace the existing Animal Watch Scheme.

– To revise the Road Traffic Ordinance (Chapter 374 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and to extend its coverage to circumstances involving animals, and to adjust measures and procedure regarding collection of dead animal bodies.

– To enhance education and training for various categories of volunteers working with animals.

– To enhance promotion of animal sponsorship and of adopting instead of buying animals.

– To strengthen promotion of the correct ways to release captured animals.

– To request the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to list out lost animals on its website and to update the list regularly.

– To raise the licence fee for unsterilised dogs stipulated under the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Ordinance (Chapter 419 of the Laws of Hong Kong).

– To improve the transparency of the Veterinary Surgeons Board.

– To demand for setting up a formal committee within the LegCo framework.