Avery Ng

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Avery Ng
吳文遠
Ng Man-yuen cut.jpg
Chairman of the League of Social Democrats
Assumed office
21 February 2016
Preceded by Leung Kwok-hung
Personal details
Born (1976-12-27) 27 December 1976 (age 41)
Hong Kong
Nationality Australian (until 2012)
New Zealander (until 2012)
Hong Kong Chinese
Political party League of Social Democrats
Residence Mei Foo, Kowloon
Alma mater University of Melbourne

Avery Ng Man-yuen (Chinese: 吳文遠; born 27 December 1976) is a Hong Kong politician and social activist. He is the chairman of the League of Social Democrats (LSD), a pro-democracy radical social democratic party in Hong Kong.

Biography[edit]

Ng was born in Hong Kong on 27 December 1976 and raised in Sham Shui Po, a poor neighbourhood in Hong Kong. His father, once was a sailor, made his fortune by starting his own business. He migrated to New Zealand with his family when he was 13, studying at the Auckland Grammar School and the University of Melbourne in Australia with double degrees of Mechanical Engineering and Actuarial Studies. He also studied Master of Business Administration at the London Business School in 2003, but returned to Australia as a strategy consultant before he finished the degree.[1]

Ng returned to Hong Kong in 2008 during the 2008 Legislative Council election. Angered by the pro-Beijing dominance, Ng joined the pro-democracy radical social democratic party, the League of Social Democrats (LSD) in 2009. He has been active in the social activism and protests since then and has been arrested and charged. In 2012 Legislative Council election, he surrendered his Australian and New Zealand citizenships in order to run in the Hong Kong Island constituency.[2] He received 3,169 votes, about one percent of the popular votes and was not elected.

He had been vice-chairman of the LSD since 2010. In February 2016, he was elected the chairman of the LSD, succeeding legislator "Longhair" Leung Kwok-hung.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun世代:我係斯文版長毛". The Sun. 22 July 2010.
  2. ^ Lo, Andrea (4 April 2013). "Avery Ng". HK Magazine.
  3. ^ "吳文遠任社民連主席". Apple Daily. 22 February 2016.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leung Kwok-hung
Chairman of League of Social Democrats
2016–present
Incumbent