Who is David Cheung?
He was appointed to the Legislative Council by Governor David Wilson in 1988, since the Teaching functional constituency was occupied by the grassroots educator Szeto Wah, the elite had to be co-opted through the appointment system to balance its interest in the Legislative Council.
David Cheung was the advocate of the mother-tongue education. The teaching language in the Carmel Secondary School, where he was the principal of, was shifted from English to Cantonese Chinese in accordance of the recommendation of the Department of Education in 1987. He later resigned as he became aware of the difficulty in going against the stream.
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