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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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Aowen Jin 金翱文

Artist/Social commentator

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Arts. Culture.

Aowen is an artist and she exhibits globally. Her art projects explore contemporary Chinese culture both in China and Britain. She was named "one of tomorrow’s great artists" by The Times Magazine, and had her first profile interview with the eminent cult magazine Dazed and Confused before she even graduated from art school. BBC News 24 and the 'Woman's Hour' programme on BBC Radio 4 have both covered her exhibitions and artworks – along with a number of other publications.

With her unique understanding of both Chinese and Western culture, Aowen also carries out Chinese cultural research and consultancy for high profile banks around the world, helping investors to understand Chinese behaviour patterns. As an insightful social commentator, Aowen is frequently quoted by the media on issues related to China.

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Lord Wei of Shoreditch (Nat Wei)

Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group

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Business. Charities. Community. Politics. Social Enterprise.

Chair of the Hong Kong Group, All-Party Parliamentary China Group
Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for East Asian Business
Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade & Investment
Social Entrepreneur

Lord Wei of Shoreditch, also known as Nat Wei, is a social entrepreneur who is interested in social reform. He is the youngest member of the House of Lords and is the only active ethnic Chinese member of it. After graduating from Oxford, Lord Wei worked at McKinsey & Company, where he came to know Brett Wigdortz, who founded Teach First in 2002.

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Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

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Arts. Culture. Cuisine. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Media.

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

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Jason Francis Lau 劉健國 Bsc (hons) IEng MIED MCSD

Designer. Engineer. Film Maker.

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Design. Engineering. Film, TV & Radio.

Born and raised in Manchester, Jason pursued his dream and ambition to study Product Design Bsc (hons) at Brunel University and he has since been working in the field of design and engineering. He has a vast variety of work experience including web design, graphic design and mechanical design / engineering.

Jason's professional experience include working in San Francisco as a Web Designer at a widely known dotcom, Graphic Designer for high volume print applications in Manchester and most recently as a CAD Designer & Project Engineer in an international renowned engineering consultancy.

Adopting to specialize in mainstream mechanical engineering and design, he has contributed to various large engineering projects in the UK. Worthy of note are his contributions to the renewable energy sector (biomass, gasification, energy from waste, recycling). His technical engineering designs have been erected in the UK's largest biomass power station (Steven's Croft, Lockerbie).

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Michael Chan

Partner of Chan Neill Solicitors

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Business. Charities. Community. Law.

Chairman of London Chinatown Lions Club 2012 Dragon Boat Festival 2012
Ex President of London Chinatown Lions Club 2007 / 2008

Michael initially looked to science as a career path having obtained a BSc (HONS) degree in Chemistry from UMIST in 1990. He however felt that the cut and thrust of litigation was more his yearning having initially started at Lovells, Hong Kong working on a large construction arbitration dispute during 1990 – 1991. He returned to the United Kingdom and indeed changed career paths and completed the CPE, LSF and formally qualified as a solicitor in September 1995. His ambition and adversarial skills in litigation quickly made him rise from an assistant solicitor to partnership in 1998 and equity partner status by 2001.

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