What HKDC Does
We provide the public, the media, and policymakers with critical information necessary to understand the current state of Hong Kong, raising international support for the advancement of its democracy and human rights. We also engage with stakeholders in and out of government to advocate for policies that promote freedom in Hong Kong.
We create a platform for diverse Hong Kong voices, facilitating knowledge exchange, collective strategizing, and network building to empower our community. We are committed to cultivating a future generation of leaders in our community by identifying and nurturing key changemakers.
Our endeavor is guided by the values of inclusiveness and egalitarianism embodied in, and exemplified by, Hong Kong’s multigenerational struggle for a democratic future.
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.
Alex Yong-Kang Chow
Strategy and Operations Associate
Policy and Research Fellow