Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations (“HKCNIA”), composed of industrial and commercial organizations in all major industrial areas in Hong Kong, was incorporated in 1993. Its 11 members are Hong Kong Kwun Tong Industries and Commerce Association, Eastern District Industries and Commerce Association, Hong Kong Wong Tai Sin Industry & Commerce Association, Federation of Industries and Commerce in Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi, Hong Kong Shamshuipo Industry and Commerce Association, Hong Kong Tsuen Wan Industries and Commerce Association, Association of Industries and Commerce of N.E. New Territories, Hong Kong Shatin Industries and Commerce Association, Hong Kong Kowloon City Industry and Commerce Association, Association of Industries and Commerce of Yaumatei Tsimshatsui Mongkok and Wanchai and Central & Western District Industries and Commerce Association. All members are major pillars in the commercial and industrial fields with great passion to China and Hong Kong who devote themselves to making contributions to Hong Kong’s economic development nd sustainable prosperity.
The incumbent president of HKCNIA is Dr. Lee Yuk Lun, JP whereas the founding president is Dr. Jose Yu Sun Say, GBS, JP and the past presidents are Mr. Lo Man Tuen, SBS, JP, Mr. Choy Tak Ho, BBS, MH, Dr. Chan Tung, GBS, JP, Mr. Chan Kam Lam, MH, Ms. Fong Choi Peng, MH and Mr. Ng Wai Chan; the incumbent vice presidents are Mr. Chan Yee Pong, MH, Mr. Lo Kam Yam, Mr. Allan Li Hon Hung, MH, JP, Mr. Yeung Chi Hung, Mr. Tsang Pui Lun, Mr. Cheung Wai Yue, Mr. Wong Siu Fung, Mr. Tso Kwai Yi, Dr. Simon Siu and Ms. Sham On Yee. The board of directors is composed of the senior management designated by each organization member.
The organization was formerly named as “Hong Kong Industrial Districts Industry and Commerce Associations” as it was founded. Since 1980s, Hong Kong stepped into an era of industrial reform and most enterprises relocated their production bases to mainland China. Buildings originally serving as factories were refurbished to fit to their new functions – serving as offices, design departments and guest rooms for clients. Not only does Hong Kong’s industrial sector need to serve its part as a producer, at the same time it plays the role as a trader. As the environment of industrial areas were seen to improve, the buildings within were reconstructed as commercial buildings for the commercial or service purposes, driving the areas into industrial and commercial ones. Taking the change of the industrial and commercial sectors into consideration, the organization was renamed as Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations Ltd. (“HKCNIA”) on 1 June 2000.
HKCNIA, composed of industries and commerce associations in different districts in Hong Kong, is territory-wide to administer to the needs of each district as well as Hong Kong as a whole. This manifests our attention to affairs of every district and our focus on Hong Kong’s industrial and commercial matters.
Each member of the HKCNIA operates independently without subordinate relationship, but we hold hands together to promote cohesiveness among industrial and commercial organizations in different districts. We discuss the common concern of industrial and commercial sectors and take appropriate actions. As early as its establishment, we set up an organizing committee which had been organizing different activities including joint press conferences, sending letters to LegCo for the matter of Mandatory Provident Fund and expressing opinions to offices of LegCo members and Executive Council (the current offices of LegCo members and Executive Council are separated) about charges against innocent employers due to unknowing employment of illegal employees. Our members also co-organized a lantern carnival themed “Good cooperation between employers and employees for prosperity” in Hong Kong Coliseum with an aim to benefit both employers and employees through large-scale events comprising promotion and entertainment.
Since its establishment, we have handed over various proposals to government regarding matters concerned by the public including “The proposal on rebuilding older industrial areas”, “Opposition to the old age pension scheme”, “Consent on setting up a provisional LegCo”, “Advice on methods for the formation of the first LegCo of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” and “The proposal on civil liberties and social orders”, which gained considerable awareness.
HKCNIA is delighted to discuss problems faced by Hong Kong’s industrial development and find out solutions with different government departments with appropriate measures suggested. Meanwhile, we focus on the implementation of industrial subsidiary scheme to help small-to-medium sized enterprises, the ways of maintaining the development of traditional industries in Hong Kong, the improvement of Hong Kong’s high technology development and the discussions on related issues.
Beyond the matters concerning industrial and commercial sectors, HKCNIA also participates in charity events including raising funds for disaster relieves like for the 2008 snowstorm, 512 Sichuan earthquake and Qinghai Yushu earthquake. No sooner had the disasters broken out than we paid full attention and raised funds from our members. Adhering to the principle of “Chinese people are brothers despite locations so that we should help each other as if we were in the same boat”, we assisted in many post-disaster works, making contributions to society and our motherland, China.
In addition, since HKCNIA was established, it has dedicated to the betterment of communication in industrial and commercial sectors among Hong Kong, China and other countries. Through this, we promote trading cooperation between Hong Kong and other countries or regions, contributing to Hong Kong’s prosperity and Asia Pacific economic cooperation. The representatives of our members have participated in many conferences for cooperation in friendly cities hosted by Worldwide Chinese Friendly Association to meet over 90 Chinese commercial organization representatives from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Asia, Australia and North America in order to enhance communication among Chinese traders around the world.
Besides, HKCNIA is committed to strengthening communication in commercial and industrial sectors among Hong Kong and other regions to promote trading cooperation among Hong Kong and places around the world. We look forward to contributing to invigorate our motherland, China and bring prosperity to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations
Incumbent president: Dr. Lee Yuk Lun, JP
Telephone：<852> 3188 4398
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