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Burt Kwouk

Actor

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Film, TV & Radio.

Burt Kwouk, born on the 18th July, 1930 in Manchester, is a Chinese-English actor who was raised in Shanghai between the ages of ten months and seventeen years.

He has appeared in numerous films and TV programmes over the years and is perhaps most famous for playing Cato, Inspector Clouseau's man-servant in the Pink Panther films.

His sharp features also meant that he has played his fair share of baddies, and appeared in two James Bond films, Goldfinger (1964) as an eastern agent counterpart of Bond's and in You Only Live Twice (1967) as one of the Japanese operatives and announcers of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in his volcano base.

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Lucy Sheen


Lucy Sheen Chau Lai-Tuen

Freelance Actor, Published writer, Poet, Playwright, Advocate for BEAA & Transracial Adoptees

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Arts. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Lucy Sheen was born in Hong Kong, orphaned and then adopted by an English family. She was flown over to the UK in the late fifties early sixties.

Lucy trained at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. One of the first if not the first British-Chinese actress to be accepted into a recognised UK adult drama school. Lucy graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts in 1984.

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Edmond Yeo

Councillor

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Community. Politics.

EDMOND YEO, JP, is a community leader dedicated to many charitable and volunteering activities. He is the current Chair of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) - a registered UK Charity and a Social Enterprise. He is also a Trustee of One Westminster, Children’s Hope Foundation, North London Chinese Association, Chinese in Britain Forum and a Director of London HuaYu Chinese Radio Station.

He is active in politics, and was a former elected Councillor for the London Borough of Ealing. He was the recent Chair at the Ealing North Conservative Association, and has held various other officer positions. He is a frequent commentator of politics, social, charity and community issues, and an experienced contributor at many policy roundtables and workshops. He has also addressed several forums and conferences.

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Dr Cheong Ming Lam 林昌明 GCGI FRAS

Aviation Security Advisor

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Charities. Community. Politics.

Dr Cheong Ming Lam, GCGI, FRAS, 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. 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 received a Honorary Cooperating Professorship from the Carlos Albizu University in the US. He has a great interest in world history as well as natural history, an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS). He is a Patron of the Royal Academy of Music, a Member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and a Supporter of the London Chinese Community Centre.

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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, originally from Jiangsu province, China, MeiMei (WU Yanmei) is a dancer, singer, actress and Chinese zither player who has since gone on to perform to international acclaim. 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.

In 2009, she was nominated and short-listed for the 2009 Big Ben Award, the Ten Outstanding Chinese Young Persons in the UK Award.

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Suan-Li Ong

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Fashion. Film, TV & Radio.

Suan-Li Ong is a British Chinese actress born to parents originating from Malaysia and Hong Kong. She is a true Londoner having lived there for the majority of her life.

As a child she spent many days after school and weekends training Ballet which led to her very first performance at The Tricycle Theatre. Her passion for performance lent it's hand to fate and at the age of 14 she was scouted by a photographer and was instantly signed to Storm Model Management thus her modelling career began. With her Asian looks and London style she has carved out a successful career in commercial and high fashion.

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Johnny Luk

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Civil Servant

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Literature. Social Enterprise.

Johnny is an entrepreneur, political activist and author.

Johnny is currently the CEO of the award winning non-profit, the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE). He was at the time of appointment at the age of 23, the youngest CEO of a seven digit non profit in the UK, and one of the few from the British Chinese community. Johnny is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Youth Leaders Group member for the US Embassy and an occasional writer for The Guardian. Johnny is also a Microsoft Venture Judge and the London Mayor's Low Carbon Judge. In politics, Johnny is active as a political advisor to the Director of the Conservative Friends of the Chinese and a campaigner for smaller government, more relevant skills training to young people and building a pro-business ecosystem.

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Jun Keung Cheung 張俊強

Cinematographer

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Film, TV & Radio.

JC was born in soho, London where his parents from Hong Kong worked in Chinatown. His early experiences working in the film industry was on the short film, Red (BFI, 1995) as a Runner and on the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies (EON, 1999) as an on set casting assistant. He had also been employed as a sessional Youth Worker for various Chinese community centres, youth clubs/summer camps prior to attending university. During this time, he pursued fine arts gaining a place on the foundation course at Central Saint Martins and later attended Cardiff Institute of Art and Design and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver) graduating with a Fine Arts BA.

He began his career shooting short films and music videos in 2002. Since then his work has been selected for over 100 international film festivals including The London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

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Xingang Wang JP 王鑫刚 太平绅士

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate

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Business. Charities. Politics.

Xingang Wang was born and raised in mainland China and came to England after his university degree in 2001. He has been academically trained in various universities, including engineering (Imperial College London), mathematics (Oxford University) and currently enrolled in EMBA (PLD) programme at Harvard Business School.

Xingang is active in politics. He recently became the approved Conservative Parliamentary candidate. He is also the Chairman of Conservative Friends of the Chinese Surrey Branch. He was the Conservative candidate for local council elections in 2014.

His professional experience includes Transport Planning consulting and investment banking. He has worked in various high profile infrastructure projects including the Congestion Charge Scheme in London, Stratford Docklands Light Rail for London Olympic and the National Rail train operator performance review. He is currently working in Product Control (Accounting function) in the City of London and has recently published his first book to give career advice.

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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 both the School of Oriental and African Studies and also the London School of Economics and Political Science, both of the University of London. He is also an alumnus of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

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. He writes and speaks regularly on social, business and political issues relating to Britain and China.

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