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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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Cheong Ming Lam 林昌明 GCGI FRAS

Aviation Security Advisor

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Charities. Community. Politics.

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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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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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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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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Fiona Falcone 梁藝莎

Co-Founder, PlayCantonese

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Charities. Community. Culture. Education. Social Enterprise.

Fiona Falcone is included here as the co-founder of PlayCantonese, currently the UK's only Cantonese playgroup. PlayCantonese, run entirely by volunteers as a non-profit organisation, seeks to provide a Cantonese speaking environment for babies and toddlers who can learn Cantonese through song, stories and play.

After marrying an Italian and giving birth to their first child Fiona looked around for Cantonese language support for babies. She was surprised to find no meetups, playgroups, sensory classes or music lessons in any Chinese dialect. After foreign language studies in Italian and Mandarin, she was focused on not wasting the precious time from birth to school when children soak up languages. Fortunately, her search did find the talented and highly organised Helen Lee who offered her artistic eye to work together in creating a Cantonese playgroup.

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Alex Yip JP 葉穩堅

Vice-Chair of BCProject, Catering Business Director

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Business. Charities. Community. Politics.

Alex Yip is British Born Chinese, with a strong sense of his Chinese heritage. After graduating in 2004 from Leicester University with a Masters in International Relations, Alex took over the family business which enabled him to spend his free time giving something back to the community.

In 2006 Alex became a School Governor at Kingsbury School and Sports College, Birmingham, a position that he still holds and he is currently Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. This is a position that he says he finds "both challenging and rewarding in that you see the difference you make to the pupils and you have the opportunity to change lives, but it also gives a very strong insight into the difficulties and challenges faced by secondary schools, the effect that government policies have on the front lines, in terms of the support that they have, but also in looking at the changes in society and difficulties that are emerging in these changing times"

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Alan Mak MA, FRSA

Business Leader and Investor, Charity Trustee, Speaker, Lawyer

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Business. Charities. Community. Law. Politics.

Alan Mak is a young business, political and community leader. He was born and raised in Yorkshire, where his parents started and ran a small family takeaway business, and where he carried the London2012 Olympic Torch.

Alan is co-author of the Next Generation Vision and President & Trustee of school breakfast club charity Magic Breakfast, a winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award. He is a private investor, a non-executive member of the Group Board of Havas Worldwide UK Group, and a business columnist for LondonLovesBusiness.com. He writes and speaks widely on business, political and economic issues, focusing on Britain, America and China.

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Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick BSc(Hons) (Lond:UCL) FRSA

Liberal Democrat politician

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Charities. Community. Politics.

Full job titles:
  1. Liberal Democrat Spokesman Adult Care Services, County Councillor, Hertfordshire County Council
  2. Liberal Democrat District Councillor, St Albans City & District Council
  3. Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Broxbourne 2010
Allan Siao Ming Witherick is half Malaysian-Chinese, half british. His mother’s side of the family trace their roots back to China and were hakka. This is reflected to some extent in Allan's positions today.

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Mike Tsang

Photographer

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Arts. Charities. Culture. Fashion. Photography.

Mike Tsang was born and raised in London to Chinese-Mauritian parents. Being a second-generation Mauritian and third-generation Chinese, the mix of Asian-African-European cultures in his heritage and upbringing has strongly influenced his photographic work.

Mike grew up in the Harrow suburb of London and went on to study Mathematics at University before being drawn towards photography. Having always been fascinated by the range of different cultures and people that London holds, and having a strong visual aesthetic that made him pore over films and comics throughout his childhood, photography became the perfect medium through which to explore the subjects of his curiosity.

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