Anna Wu Hung-Yuk's Message of Support

Our Delegates received a Message of Support from The Honorable Anna Wu Hung-Yuk, GBS, JP today in their Conference Packets at Check In. Her letter describes the critical role that Hong Kong plays in shaping and developing the nation. As such, it becomes ever more urgent that we tackle the challenges that Hong Kong faces, head on.

The Honorable Anna Wu Hung-yuk, GBS, JP is a Non-Official Member of the Executive Council and the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. Ms. Wu was a Member of the Legislative Council and initiated the first private member’s bill to protect rights to equal opportunity.




Meet Our Virtual Discussants

Aside from Prof. Ho-fung Hung, Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Sarah Y. T. Mak, and Prof. Rebecca Nedostup, our first panel, "Governance in the City After A Decade of Protest" will feature two virtual discussants who will be joining in our conversations via video conferencing. They are:

  1. Katty Law has been involved in issues of heritage preservation, sustainable planning, and urban renewal in Hong Kong for close to a decade. She was the convener of the Government Hill Concern Group, the Central and Western District Concern Group, the Central Harbourfront Concern Group, among other organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong and an artist.
  2. Avery Ng Man Yuen is the Vice Chairman of the League of Social Democrats. He has been heavily involved in political activism and social movements for the past four years. Avery received a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Actuarial Science from the University of Melbourne. He is a London Business School MBA dropout. He currently works as a M&A consultant in Asia and Europe.

As the panel will be held in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Rockerfeller Jr. Library at Brown University, Katty and Avery will be featured on the 7 X 16 foot LED screen. We believe that both will offer us rich insights from their personal experiences in various social movements in Hong Kong, and will add great depth to our discussions on identity, heritage, and contentious politics in the past decade.

Again, those who are not in Providence can also participate in the conference through our live feed.



Participate Virtually in Reframing Hong Kong LIVE

All events of the conference this weekend will be live streamed except the Concluding Discussion. Please consult our schedule for when these events take place in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). We hope to engage with as many as possible, wherever you are.

There are two ways for you to participate in Reframing Hong Kong from beyond Providence:

  1. To view the live stream, click play on Youtube player of the event below on our Live page
  2. To participate in the event and post questions in our virtual Q&A that will be read out during the discussion at the end of each session, click on the Google Plus Link above each video stream

In addition to this, please join in the conversation using#ReframingHK on Twitter and other social media sites that allow for hashtags.



Kenneth Leung's Message of Support

The Honorable Kenneth Leung, Legislative Council member representing the Accountancy constituency, shares is thoughts on why it's important for us to be having constructive dialogues and how Reframing Hong Kong participants can contribute to ongoing debates in Hong Kong.



Registration Results

The Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who has registered for the conference by the Early Bird deadline of March 1. Over 100 students from 25 universities and colleges from across the United States have signed up to participate in Reframing Hong Kong. We look forward to meeting them here in less than two weeks time.

Because this is already over the capacity that we had initially planned for, we will be creating a wait list for those who are interested in coming but have not registered yet. To be added to the wait list, please email our Delegate Coordinators, Ashley and Angel, at

If you have signed up, our Delegate Coordinators will be contacting you by the end of this week with information about Check In. Should you need any help or need advice on how best to travel to Providence, they are happy to help as well.



Meet Our Fellows

We are proud to announce the five Reframing Hong Kong Fellows who will be joining us at the conference in two weeks time. They are Vincy Chan (Macalester '17), Tiffany Wong (UChicago '14), Rachel Ahn (Berkeley '15), Kayla Tam (Carleton '14), and Chung Wan Choi (CMU GS). These Fellows were selected form a competitive pool of applicants and represent diverse interests, ranging from creative writers to political economists. We are confident that they will be able to elevate our discussions here in Providence, RI, both with their academic expertise and their personal experience.

View the "Meet Our #ReframingHK Fellows" playlist, with videos from all five applicants on what they hope to get out of the conference, on our Youtube Channel here:

Again, this Fellowship program was made possible through the generosity of members of the Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. We had initially projected that we would only be able to support two to three individuals based on our limited funds. Their gift enabled us to double that to the five we have now. On behalf of the Steering Committee and our Fellows, we would like to thank them for their generosity.



24 Hours Left To Apply To Our Fellowship

There is just over 24 hours for those interested in attending the conference from farther away, beyond the immediate Boston and New York area, to apply to our Fellowship program.

The Reframing Hong Kong Fellowship offers grants to 2 to 3 students to attend the full conference on March 14 and 15. The fellowship will cover transportation costs to and from Providence, RI, as well as the conference registration fee (includes food and accommodation). Applicants must be full time students at a college or university on the continental United States. Candidates will submit a video essay of no more than 3 minutes long that states why they want to come to the conference and what they hope to get out of it.

The Fellowship program helps ensure that those who are interested in learning more about Hong Kong will not be encumbered by geographical and financial limitations. The Steering Committee believes that our Fellows will help further enrich our conversations about Hong Kong, happening in less than three weeks time.

The application is due at midnight EST on Tuesday, February 25.

This Fellowship is made possible by generous gifts from members of the Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. BUAAHK serves as an bridge between current students, alumni, and the wider Hong Kong community, and does incredible work in interviewing prospective students and mentoring those of us currently in Providence. We are truly grateful for the support from our friends in Hong Kong.



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Audrey Eu's Message of Support

Hear Audrey Eu, Chair of the Civic Party and former Legislative Council members, share her thoughts on why it is important for us to be talking about Hong Kong right now and for students abroad to continue to care about the city they call home.

This is the first in a series of messages from politicians and public figures. Stay tuned for more! If you would like to submit your own message of support, please contact us via!

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Early bird registration open till March 1

Early Bird Registration for the conference is now open until March 1. The registration fee, for students and members of the public outside of Brown University, is $15. Should you need help covering the cost of registration, please reach out to our Delegate Coordinators, Angel Lee and Ashley So, at

The registration fee will cover:

  • Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, March 15, as well as refreshments in between our events
  • Matched housing with current Brown Students (we are only able to offer this to currently enrolled students, but we may be able to host recent graduates as well)
  • Conference materials (such as the information packet, t-shirts, etc.)

This will also help defray the other costs associated with hosting the conference (such as transportation and housing for speakers, facilities, media services, etc.).

For delegates who need help covering transportation costs, we are also happy to announce our Fellowship program that will sponsor travel for 2 to 3 currently enrolled students on the continental United States. Applications are due on February 25.

We are also working chartering a bus from Boston to help facilitate travel for our delegates there. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.




Speaker lineup announced

We are delighted to announce that The Honorable Charles Mok (莫乃光) and Dennis Kwok (郭榮鏗) will be coming from Hong Kong to speak at our conference next month. We are in the process of confirming one more speaker from Hong Kong.

We are also excited about our wonderful lineup of panelists, comprising of economists, sociologists, political scientists, designers, urban planners, legal experts, and more!

  • Martin Flaherty (Leitner Family Professor and Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at the Fordham Law School)
  • Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Professor of History, Ethnic Studies, and American Studies at Brown University)
  • Ho-Fung Hung (Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University)
  • Huei-Ying Kuo (Senior Lecturer and Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University)
  • Janny Leung (Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong)
  • Sarah Y. T. Mak (Lecturer at UC Santa Cruz in Political Science)
  • Michael F. Martin (Former Assistant Chief Economist for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Specialist in Asian Affairs for the Congressional Research Service)
  • Rebecca Nedostup (Associate Professor in History at Brown University)
  • David A. Rezvani (Lecturer and Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Government at Dartmouth College)
  • Edward Steinfeld (Dean’s Professor of China Studies, Professor of Political Science, Director of the China Initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University)
  • Michael Suen (Interactive producer, designer, and writer)
  • Margaret Y. K. Woo (Professor of Law, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at the Northeastern University School of Law)
  • Weiping Wu (Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University)
  • David Wyss (Former Chief Economist of Standard & Poor)