Joshua Wong

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Joshua Wong
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Joshua Wong at the U.S. Capitol in 2019.
Secretary-General of Demosistō
In office
10 April 2016 – 30 June 2020
ChairpersonNathan Law
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice dissolved
Convenor of Scholarism
In office
29 May 2011 – 20 March 2016
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice dissolved
Personal details
Wong Chi-fung

(1996-10-13) 13 October 1996 (age 26)
British Hong Kong
CitizenshipHong Kong
NationalityHong Kong (China)
Political partyDemosistō
ResidenceHong Kong
EducationOpen University of Hong Kong
Alma materUnited Christian College
Political activist
Known forOutspoken advocacy for democratic reform in Hong Kong
Joshua Wong
Traditional Chinese黃之鋒
Simplified Chinese黃之鋒

Joshua Wong Chi-fung (Chinese: 黃之鋒; Sidney Lau: Wong4 Ji1 Fung1, born 13 October 1996) is a Hong Kong student activist and politician. He is a member of the Umbrella Movement. The movement seeks democracy of Hong Kong from China. He led students & youths in the 2014 Hong Kong protests and has been jailed twice for leading the pro-democracy protests.[1][2][3] In April 2016, he founded Demosistō with Nathan Law, Agnes Chow and more.[4] On 30 June 2020, after the Hong Kong national security law was passed, he told the public on Facebook that he leaves Demosistō. Wong said, the passed national security law means pro-democracy activist have to worry about their lives and personal safety.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. | Judge rules Hong Kong government must pay legal costs for Joshua Wong and two other Occupy activists | South China Morning Post
  2. | Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests - BBC News
  3. | Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed again - CNN
  4. "香港眾志成立 羅冠聰、舒琪、黎汶洛出選立會" (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Stand News. 2016-04-10. Archived from the original on 2019-08-16. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  5. "Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy group Demosisto step down as security law passes". Hong Kong Free Press. 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2020-07-03.

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