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The Campaign for Hong Kong

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The Campaign for Hong Kong
FoundedNovember 11, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-11-11)
FounderSamuel Chu
Type501(c)(3) organization
FocusDemocratic development in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Americans
Human rights
community organizing
Key people
Angela Gui, Michael C. Davis, Maggie Shum

The Campaign for Hong Kong, is US-based nonpartisan, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by Samuel Chu with the stated mission "to advocate for American leadership and policies that advance human rights and democracy for all Hong Kongers."[1][2]

Chu previously founded Hong Kong Democracy Council in 2019 and played an instrumental role in the passage of the landmark legislations such as Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, PROTECT Hong Kong Act and Hong Kong Autonomy Act,[3][4] economic sanctions and visa bans on Chinese and Hong Kong officials undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and human rights,[5] and additional legislation in Congress including immigration and refugee protection for Hong Kongers.[6] In response, Hong Kong authorities issued arrest warrants against Chu in July 2020,[7] making him the first foreign citizen to be targeted under the Hong Kong National Security Law.[8][9]

In August 2021, Chu, two Hong Kong Democracy Council board members, Annie Boyajian and Dr. Victoria Tin-bor Hui, the staff team, and a number of the Hong Kong Democracy Council advisory board members resigned from the organization.[10] In November 2021, Chu launched The Campaign for Hong Kong.

Board of directors[edit]

2022 Human Rights Press Awards[edit]

On April 25, 2022, the Foreign Correspondents' Club (Hong Kong) announced the suspension of its prestigious Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards citing fears of "unintentionally" violating the city's National Security Law, leading to the resignation of 8 members from the organization's Press Freedom Committee and public criticism.[11]

After the FCC announcement, The Campaign for Hong Kong's President Samuel Chu announced his organization would step in to honor the 2022 winners[12] in a virtual ceremony on May 10, 2022. [13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. Mahtani, Shibani (22 December 2021). "The Washington Post: Hong Kong tears down 'Pillar of Shame' sculpture honoring Tiananmen victims". The Washington Post. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Wong, Natalie (21 December 2021). "SCMP: What Hong Kong election results reveal about new legislature full of 'patriots': three new forces could emerge to pile pressure on traditional loyalists". SCMP.
  3. Delaney, Robert (26 September 2019). "SCMP: US bill on Hong Kong democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees". SCMP.
  4. Oswald, Rachel (15 October 2019). "Roll Call: House passes trio of measures supporting Hong Kong protesters". Roll Call.
  5. Kirby, Jen (17 March 2021). "Vox: US sanctions Chinese officials over the latest crackdown on Hong Kong's democracy". Vox.
  6. "Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration Hearing: Supporting Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement Through U.S. Refugee Policy, December 16, 2020". 16 December 2020.
  7. Baculinao, Eric; Suliman, Adela (1 August 2020). "NBC News: Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for U.S. citizen under new national security law". NBC News.
  8. Strumpf, Dan (7 August 2020). "Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong's Exiled Dissidents Become Fugitives From China". Wall Street Journal.
  9. Chu, Samuel (10 August 2020). "New York Times: Why Is China Coming After Americans Like Me in the U.S.?". The New York Times.
  10. "Hong Kong pro-democracy lobbying group in Washington DC sees leadership depart". Hong Kong Free Press. 2021-08-24. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  11. Yu, Theodora (25 April 2022). "Hong Kong foreign press club scraps prestigious human rights awards". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  12. Grundy, Tom (27 April 2022). "In full: Winners of the axed FCC Human Rights Press Awards – revealed". Hong Kong Free Press. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  13. Cheng, Rita (11 May 2022). "Hong Kong police arrest Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen over protester assistance fund". Radio Free Asia. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  14. "YouTube: 2022 Human Rights Press Awards=2022 Human Rights Press Awards". YouTube.

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