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   For other people with similar names, see Alan Lee (disambiguation).
   This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.
Allen Lee Peng Fei (Chinese: 李鵬飛) (born 24 April 1940 in Yantai, Shandong),
                                                                                                The Honourable     Allen Lee Peng-fei
CBE, JP, is a founding member of Liberal Party of Hong Kong, veteran Hong
Kong politician, political programme radio host and TV host. Jonathan Dimbleby
described him as a "weather vane" in his book The Last Governor.
Lee was a senior member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, before seats
were opened to elections. He was formerly the leader of the Liberal Party.
He was elected a deputy to the National People's Congress in late 1997. On 19
February 2004, he announced his resignation from his seat in the National
People's Congress and his job as a radio host, complaining that he was not
allowed to express himself freely.

His father, who represented General Motors, among other US companies,
emigrated to the United States of America in 1948. [1]
At the age of 14, he was a leader of the Communist Youth League, and
organised marches denouncing the United States because of its involvement in
the Korean War. In May 1954, his mother sent him to Macau through Guangzhou,
                                                                                                       Chairman of the Liberal Party
with the hope of getting to Hong Kong. He arrived in Hong Kong waters aboard a
                                                                                                                 In office
Portuguese merchant ship. [1]                                                                           26 June 1993 – 24 May 1998
At the age of 38, Lee became the youngest appointee to the Legislative Council                Succeeded by         James Tien
when he was invited in 1978 by governor, Murray MacLehose. In 1986, he was                      Senior Chinese Unofficial Member of the
the first ever person without a British passport to serve on his Executive                                Legislative Council
Council.[1]                                                                                                        In office
Lee Peng-fei was the leader of the Liberal Party until the end of 1998. In 1995,
                                                                                              Appointed by         Baron Wilson of Tillyor
he was elected in the constituency of New Territories North-East (mainly covering
                                                                                              Preceded by          Baroness Dunn
the Tai Po District), but on failing to secure his seat in the 1998 election, he
                                                                                                 Member of the Hong Kong Parliament
resigned the leadership position.
                                                                                                      for New Territories East
                                                                                                                   In office
Radio host                                                                                                        1993–1998

Lee had replaced Albert Jing Han Cheng, who resigned a week earlier, as host of                                 Personal details

Teacup in the Storm, a popular current affairs programme on Commercial Radio.                 Born                 24 April 1940 (age 72)
Cheng resigned because he had been under pressure from pro-Beijing                                                 Shandong, China

businessmen to stop being critical of the People's Republic of China government.              Nationality          Chinese

Lee also resigned as the host citing the same reason.                                         Political party      Liberal Party
                                                                                              Residence            Hong Kong
   1. ^ a b c Fionnuala McHugh, The interview: Allen Lee Peng-fei   , The Standard, 20 June 1999

                                                 Legislative Council of Hong Kong

               Preceded by                         Member of Legislative Council
                                                                                                     Replaced by Provisional Legislative
              Fung Chi-wood                   Representative for New Territories North-east
as Representative for New Territories North                  1995–1997

                                              Member of Provisional Legislative Council
            New parliament                                                                Replaced by Legislative Council

                                                        Party political offices

                                                    Chairman of the Liberal Party                  Succeeded by
          New political party
                                                             1993–1998                             James Tien

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