Who We Are

Hong Kong Democracy Council, US (HKDC) is a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.

What HKDC Does

HKDC works to preserve Hong Kong’s basic freedoms, the rule of law, and autonomy as promised under the “one country two systems” model and enshrined in the Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration by:

  • Informing US policymakers, media and the public on threats and erosions to Hong Kong’s democracy and basic freedoms,
  • Amplifying influential US voices and support for Hong Kong’s autonomy,
  • Providing an independent US platform for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy and civil society voices,
  • Increasing public support for Hong Kong’s distinct political identity and system in the US and around the globe.

Why HKDC

We are led predominantly by people from Hong Kong living in the US. We understand how to translate the immense and complex challenges facing Hong Kong and effecting US-Hong Kong relations, and how to frame policy and political solutions across the language and cultural divide.

  • We work closely with pro-democracy leaders and activists spanning the generations and political spectrum that comprise Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.
  • We have assembled the leading experts in the US who best understand Hong Kong’s democracy and human rights and are best positioned to be the authoritative sources of analysis.
  • We combine subject matter expertise with “on-the-ground” experience. We are activists who march on the streets – some of us have been jailed for acting on our beliefs.  We have successfully garnered support across the US on issues related to Hong Kong. 

Our Board

Anna Yeung-Cheung

Anna Yeung-Cheung

Victoria Tin-bor Hui

Victoria Tin-bor Hui

Joseph Ng

Joseph Ng

Samuel M. Chu

Samuel M. Chu

Advisory Board:

Nathan Law

Nathan Law

Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis

Jerome A. Cohen

Jerome A. Cohen

Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

Andrew J. Nathan

Andrew J. Nathan

Thomas E. Kellogg

Thomas E. Kellogg

Sharon Hom

Sharon Hom

Ching Kwan Lee

Ching Kwan Lee

Lee Cheuk Yan

Lee Cheuk Yan

Alex Yong-Kang Chow

Alex Yong-Kang Chow

Craig Choy

Craig Choy

Jeffrey Ngo

Jeffrey Ngo

Annie Wilcox Boyajian

Annie Wilcox Boyajian

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