Public Policy Fellows
Mr. Chan Koon Chung, John - 12 September to 14 October 2016
Chan Koonchung is a sinophone writer. Born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong, he stayed in Taipei for 6 years and has been living in Beijing since 2000. He is the Writer of the Year at the 2013 Hong Kong Book Fair. His 2009 novel “The Fat Years” has been translated into 13 languages. His 2013 novel “The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver” is available in English and Dutch. His 2015 novel, “The Second Year of Jianfeng: An Alternative History of New China” received the Expert Recommendation Award of 2016 Red Chamber Award and was included in “Twenty Chinese Novels from 2000 to 2015” by National Culture and Arts Foundation of the Republic of China. All the above three novels had been selected as “Ten Chinese Novels” of the year by Yazhou Zhoukan (Asia Weekly) of Hong Kong. He is also the author of fictions “Nothing Happened”, “The Story of A President”, “Hong Kong Trilogy”，as well as many non-fiction books including “My Generation of Hongkongers”, “Marxism and Literary Criticism”, “Notes on a Hybrid City”, “Hong Kong’s Unfinished Experiment” , “Afterwards”, “Chinese Celestial Imperialism and Hong Kong”，and “Living Out the Contradictions of Our Time”. He is a fellow of the University of Hong Kong and was on the board of directors of Green Peace International from 2008 to 2011. He has been on the chair of Minjian International since 2008.
Mr. Tse Chi Fung, Joseph - 4 January to 3 May 2016
Tse Chi Fung, Joseph was graduated from the Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University, Taiwan in 1981. After his graduation, he started his career as a journalist in Hong Kong. He joined the Oriental Daily News in the same year as a reporter specialized in reporting political, educational, urban services and China news. In 1988, Tse Chi Fung was recruited as senior reporter by ATV. He was dedicated in
reporting local and Inland China political news. In 1990, He was appointed Executive producer by Radio Television Hong Kong. He was also the host of a weekly TV program focused on local political news, the “Legco Review”. He left RTHK in 1993 and became HK Centre Chief of Chinese Television Network. Tse Chi Fung resided in Vancouver, Canada from 1996 to 2001. He was the Assignment Editor of Ming Pao (Canada West) Chinese for the first year in Canada. After that he joined Fairchild TV, Vancouver as News Controller till 2001. He returned to Hong Kong in 2002. Thereafter, he worked in PATV section in RTHK as Executive producer and took part in all election programs. Besides, he was the presenter of the TV program “City Forum” which broadcast live every Sunday. Tse retired from RTHK in November 2015. He is now a freelance journalist and media worker.
Mr. Nicholas Pearce - 8 – 24 April 2014
Mr Pearce is the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, a British leading think tank. He leads a team of 45+ staff producing progressive public policy research in key areas: public services, economic reform, the welfare state, migration, energy and environment, and politics and power. He is also the Co-editor of the IPPR journal Juncture. Mr Pearce was the Head of Policy, the Prime Minister’s Office, No. 10 from October 2008 to May 2010. He was responsible for the formulation of policy advice to the Prime Minister on all domestic and international affairs. Before that he was the Head of Strategic Policy and the Senior Adviser on Education, Families, Skills and Universities (July 2007 to October 2008) when he was responsible for long-term strategic policy advice, working with the Prime Minister’s Strategic Unit. Mr Pearce was also the Special Adviser to the Home Secretary from 2001 to 2003 and Secretary of State for Education and Employment from 1999 to 2001, the RT Hon David Blunkett MP from 1999 to 2003. From 1992 to 1999, Mr Pearce held various research and policy adviser positions, chiefly in the fields of education, youth and skills policy.
Mr. Lee Wing Tat - 2 January to 2 April 2014
Mr. Lee Wing Tat, Legislative Councillor (1991-2000/2004-2012). A pioneer in Hong Kong party politics and election, Mr. Lee has been a leader in the democratic movement in Hong Kong. His involvement in local politics could be traced back to the 1970s when he was a leader of student movement in HKU. His concerns for the local community went abated after graduation and he was among the privileged few who participated and won in the district board election in the late 1980s when the colonial government decided to expand the practice of universal suffrage to local councils. He had served as the Leader of the Democratic Party between 2000 and 2004 and has played a key role in the fight for constitutional reforms over the last three decades. Mr. Lee is also a leading voice on the debate of housing and land policies in Hong Kong. He has served as chairman of the Housing Panel of the LegCo between 2004 and 2008. After stepping down from LegCo in 2012, he joined a new think-tank, Land Justice League and continued his involvement in the debate over land uses in Hong Kong.
Mr. Lo Sze Ping - 2 September to 16 December 2013
Mr. Lo Sze Ping is the CEO of WWF (China). He is a leading environmentalist in China with rich experience directing both international and local NGOs in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland. In recent years, Mr. Lo has founded two non-profit organizations in China: Greenovation Hub which is a non-profit organization specializing in innovative environmental campaigns on climate change, access to clean water and sustainable finance; and Forward Works, an organization specializing in activist education and capacity building. Prior to these, Mr. Lo was the China Director for Global Campaign for Climate Change (GCCA), coordinating dozens of Chinese NGOs to participate in UNFCCC climate negotiations with the common platform “Green China, Race to the Future”. He has held the position of Secretary General for the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology and its affiliated SEE Foundation. He has been hired by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as an expert to review the environmental initiatives of the Shanghai Municipality in its preparation for the World Expo 2010. Mr. Lo led the establishment of Greenpeace in China from 1999. He was the Campaign Director until 2009, during which he has developed and carried out strategies for Greenpeace campaigns on Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture, Toxic Electronics Waste and Clean Production, Climate Change and Energy, Illegal Logging and timber Trade in China. Greenpeace China with his leadership was named as “NGO of the Year” in 2005 by two leading Chinese media, Nanfeng Chuang magazine and the Southern Weekly.