Who We Are

HKDC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2019 by Hong Kongers amid the pro-democracy movement. We aim to foster a coherent and collaborative diasporic community in order to enrich the global dialogue about Hong Kong’s democratic development and human rights issues. Our work focuses on educational outreach, community empowerment, and policy advocacy.

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.

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

Alex Yong-Kang Chow

Alex Yong-Kang Chow

June Lin

June Lin

Joseph Ng

Joseph Ng

Our Staff

Brian Leung

Brian Leung

Executive Director

Anna Kwok

Anna Kwok

Strategy and Operations Associate

Advisory Board

Nathan Law

Nathan Law

Andrew J. Nathan

Andrew J. Nathan

Sharon Hom

Sharon Hom

Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

Thomas E. Kellogg

Thomas E. Kellogg

Teng Biao

Teng Biao

Ted Hui

Ted Hui

K Choy

K Choy

Jeffrey Ngo

Jeffrey Ngo

Sunny Cheung

Sunny Cheung

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