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Most recent update: 05 February, 2014.


Visible Chinese is a guide to individuals at the forefront of the UK's Chinese Culture.

Profiled individuals are included simply because they have contributed to the UK's Chinese Culture.

Visible Chinese aims to become an Authoritative Independent Listing of Achievers within the UK's Chinese Culture.

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Cheong Ming Lam 林昌明 FRAS FSA Scot

Aviation Security Advisor

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Charities. Community. Politics.

Cheong Ming Lam, FRAS, FSA Scot, is a Security Specialist in the aviation industry. He gives advice to Airport Operators and related business, as well as members of the general public. He also has a wide range of knowledge in Airport Operations as he was previously in the Airline Industry as a Team Leader before joining the Aviation Security Sector in 2003. He has since worked & given advice to most of the Major Airports in the UK and to ensure Aviation Security Standards are met. He has been a huge contributor in projects to help tighten and improve Aviation Security at UK airports.

He is listed on the Marquis's Who Who's of the World in the 2012 Publication Edition. He has received the Professional Recognition City & Guild's Award in Management. He has a great interest in world history as well as natural history, so hence he was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot) and a elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS). He is a Patron of the Royal Academy of Music and a Member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and a Supporter of the London Chinese Community Centre.

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Johnny Luk

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Civil Servant

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Literature. Social Enterprise.

Johnny Luk is an author, social entrepreneur and UK civil servant.

Johnny rose to prominence as a young British Chinese leader when he was appointed a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the age of just 21 as part of the Government Fast Stream Programme. In that role, he was in the small team that successfully raised £160m by disposing distressed loan books, paving the way to increase university places by 30,000.

Within 5 months he also became Co-Chair of the Graduate Committee. Since then, aged 23 he was appointed Deputy Head of Strategy for Entrepreneurship in UK Trade & Investment. Johnny is also a non-executive Director for two start-ups in technology and hardware.

Johnny is passionate about social mobility and is a Co-Founder and Director of an educational charity and author of 'The Grad Job Game', a published book on getting graduate jobs. He is also a guest columnist for The Chinese Weekly, an international newspaper where his book is being serialised.

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Edmond Yeo

Councillor

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Community. Politics.

EDMOND YEO, JP, is a high profile community leader and a politician. He is the current Chairperson of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre, a registered charity in advocacy services and social enterprise for the Chinese community. He is the Chairman of Ealing's Perivale Ward and the Deputy Chairman (Political) of the Ealing North Conservative Association.

He was commended for a "Dedication Award" in the Westminster Community Awards 2013, and recently, joined the Board of Trustees at Volunteer Centre Westminster (VCW).

Last year, he promoted the London Chinatown Goodwill Ambassadors project for the "Inspired by London 2012" and he was awarded the "Outstanding Leader Award". He was also recognised as a "Local Leader" by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) 2012 and his Volunteer recruiting work for "London Ambassadors". He was a recipient of the "Long Serving Volunteer Award" at the Westminster Volunteer Awards 2011/2012. He is a member of the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) Global Business Advisory Council.

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Jennifer Wong

Writer, Translator and Copywriter

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Arts. Literature.

Jennifer is a Hong Kong-born writer, translator and copywriter currently living in London.

She is the author of two poetry collections including Summer Cicadas (2006) and Goldfish (2013) published by Chameleon Press. Her poems have appeared in literary journals including Eyewear, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, UCity Review, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore), Dimsum, One Night Stanzas, Iota, New Writer, Rising, as well as poetry anthologies including Oxfam anthology of Young British Poets by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012); World Record: An Anthology edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Bloodaxe Books 2012); Prairie Schooner – Fusion online journal edited by Kwame Dawes and Agnes Lam (August 2013) and Asian Poetry in English forthcoming from Math Paper Press. She is a regular contributor to Asian Review of Books and Sphinx Reviews.

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Chike Chan

Actor, Producer

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Film, TV & Radio.

Chike Chan is a British born Chinese Actor working mainly in the film and television industry. He also works with actors making their firsts steps into the industry.

After attending Parrswood High School in South Manchester he followed in his brothers footsteps by continuing his academic studies at St Johns College. After the first year of studying Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Government and Politics he decided that this was not the route for him. He made the bold decision to leave the A level courses without completing the exams.

After studying for three years at The Arden School of Theatre he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Acting Studies.

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WaiLo Li 李慧璐

Global PR & Communications Accounts Manager & voluntary Charity fundraiser

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Charities. Community. Social Enterprise.

WaiLo Li 李慧璐 is a global comms professional by day and Founder of Project TOM 仁愛星 (voluntary non-profit group) in her spare time.

Having worked on some of the most famous brands in the world, both in HK and the UK - she is actually most passionate about doing good and helping others.

HK-born, WaiLo graduated in BA Law & Criminology from The University of Sheffield, followed by a Masters in Mass Communications from The University of Leicester. Since then she has been in Luxury and CSR PR.

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Dr. Amy Ng

Writer/Historian

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Culture. Education. Literature. Theatre.

Amy Ng is a writer and historian. She grew up in Hong Kong, and holds a combined B.A. and M.A. In History and East Asian Studies (summa cum laude) from Yale University, and a D. Phil in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford University. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and a Humboldt Fellow at the European Institute of History in Mainz, Germany. She is also a graduate of the Critical Mass Writers Program at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

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Rosaline Ting 陈静姗

Writer
Prior to 2005, Chartered Surveyor


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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

In 2005, in her mid fifties, Rosaline stopped practising as a Chartered Surveyor to pursue playwriting. She is a Singaporean-Chinese living in London (a first generation immigrant) and drawing upon her multi-cultural background, she writes the untold stories of older Chinese women living away from their birth countries. In her writing, Rosaline uses a sprinkling of Mandarin and Cantonese to bring authenticity to her Chinese characters.

Her debut stage play was Journeys celebrating the courage of older women who take their own fate in their hands. Work-in-progress performances were held at Wimbledon Studio (2007) and staged readings at Tara Arts (2008) with funding from Arts Council of England and China Now Festival. Journeys was selected for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in Stockholm in 2012, and for the ELDORADO(Hong Kong)! Festival in April 2013. A private reading was also held in New York (2012).

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Jackson Ng 黄精明

Director, Conservative Friends of the Chinese

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Business. Community. Law. Politics.

Adviser to the Lord Wei of Shoreditch
Director, Diaspora Ventures
Senior Associate, Chan Neill Solicitors

Jackson was raised in the United Kingdom and has also lived in Australia, Singapore and The Netherlands. Jackson read law at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and also the London School of Economics and Political Science.

After graduating from university, he worked full time as a lawyer before being active in politics. He is equally fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and has a working knowledge of Dutch.

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Wu Yanmei (MeiMei)

Actress, dancer & musician

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Dance. Music. Theatre.

Trained in dance and music from an early age, MeiMei (WU Yanmei) is a dancer, singer, actress and Chinese zither player who has since gone on to perform to international acclaim. Originally from Jiangsu province, China, MeiMei’s dance performances have been broadcast both on China Central Television (CCTV) and the BBC.

In 2006 she gained her MMus in (East Asian) Music Performance from SOAS, University of London and was also selected by Theatre-Rites, a London-based theatre company, to receive a bursary for minority ethnic visual artists/choreographers.

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