Alex Yong-Kang Chow

Alex Yong-Kang Chow (周永康) is the former secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students during the 2014 Umbrella Movement. In 2017, Chow was sentenced to prison for seven months. In 2018, Chow was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, for their contribution to Hong Kong’s democracy movement. He also co-founds the Flow, the first Hong Kong diasporic magazine aimed to provide critical views on Hong Kong’s political and socio-cultural development. He received his BA from the University of Hong Kong, and his MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics. He is currently a doctoral student in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include the political-economy of development and the environment in China and Taiwan, religion, and emotions.

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