31 December 2016

Past Events: 2016



Book Launch of Hong Kong Future Perfect (2016 Anthology by Hong Kong Writers Circle)
Venue: Art and Culture Outbreak Bookshop, Wanchai
Date: 15 December

Guest Speaker at 2016 Graduation Ceremony of St. James' Settlement's "Read, Write, Fun" Program to Help Dyslexic Children
Venue: St. James Settlement Jockey Club Social Services Building, Wanchai
Date: 10 December

Hosting a corporate annual ball with Kelly Cheung

Interview with Bloomberg News
Article: "Hong Kong Gets Chance to Heal Division as Leader Steps Aside" by David Tweed and Ting Shi
Publication date: 9 December

Umbrellas in Bloom Featured in Los Angles Review of Books
Article: "Some China-related Holiday Gift Book Ideas" by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Issue: 7 December

Interview with CNN
Publication date: 25 December

Featured in Rights Review of University of Toronto International Human Rights Program
Article: "Umbrella Movement: A popular uprising predicated on the 'naive' belief that anything is possible" by Karlson Leung
Publication date: 30 November

Interview with BBC
Presenter: Tina Daheley
Broadcast date: 27 November

Interview with CNN
Article: "Hong Kong's banned lawmakers aren't backing down" by James Griffiths
Publication date: 22 November

Umbrellas in Bloom Certified No.1 New Release on Amazon.com (Hong Kong History Category)
Date: 22 November

HONG KONG State of Mind Certified No.1 Bestseller on Amazon.com (Hong Kong History Category)
Date: 22 November

Interview with South China Morning Post
Article: "Author of book on Occupy protests criticises localists as distraction" by Elaine Yau
Publication date: 18 November

Moderator: David Bandurski
Venue: Main Library, University of Hong Kong
Date: 17 November

Guest Lecture at Centre for English and Additional Languages at Lingnan University
Topic: "Developing a writing career in Hong Kong"
Moderator: Dr. Marshall Moore
Venue: B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University
Date: 16 November

Interview with Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI)
Article: "Hong Kong: Jason Y. Ng, neovescovo Yeung sconfitta per democrazia" by Francesco Palmieri
Publication date: 14 November

Interview with Hong Kong Free Press
Article: "Relaunch of writers group PEN to defend freedom of expression in Hong Kong" by Chantal Yuen
Publication date: 14 November

Book Talk with Kellett School Book Club
Venue: Eaton House, Central
Date: 14 November

Interview with South China Morning Post
Article: "Hong Kong writers relaunch literary group in face of unprecedented threat to free speech" by Peace Chiu
Publication date: 13 NovembeR

Moderator at Official Launch of PEN Hong Kong in Collaboration with Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Speakers: English lecturer Tammy Ho, writer Mishi Saran, publisher Bao Pu and journalist Ilaria Maria Sala
Venue: Foreign Correspondents' Club Hong Kong, Central
Date: 13 November

Ng speaking as President of PEN Hong Kong

Moderator at Book Launch of Sarong Party Girl at Hong Kong International Literary Festival 
Featured author: Singapore novelist Cheryl Tan
Venue: KEE Club, Central
Date: 12 November

Interview with Bloomberg News
Article: "A Controversial Hong Kong Security Law Is Back on the Table" by David Tweed and Ting Shi
Publication date: 11 November

Interview with Globe and Mail
Article: "Legislators challenging China’s grip on Hong Kong barred from office" by Nathan Vanderklippe
Publication date: 7 November

Guest Lecture at Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Title: "Umbrella Revolution - Two Years On"
Venue: Flavell Hall
Date: 27 October

Guest Lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Title: "Umbrella Revolution - Two Years On"
Venue: Ignat Kaneff Building
Date: 24 October

Moderator at Inaugural "Neighborhood Series" Sponsored by Grosvenor HK
Speakers: Journalist Vivienne Chow, museum curator Aric Chen, restauranteur Jenn Wong, district councilman Paul Zimmerman and architect Christopher Law
Venue: Liang Yi Museum
Date: 17 October

Interview with Le Monde
Article: "Le camp démocrate de Hongkong défie le pouvoir chinois" by Harold Thibault and Florence de Changy
Publication date: 12 October

Interview with Sunday Times
Publication date: 9 October

Contributed to Full Translation of Joshua Wong's Essay for Guardian
Publication date: 7 October

Two Interviews with Guardian
Article: "Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong attacks Thailand after being barred at China's request" by Tom Phillips, Eric Cheung and Oliver Holmes
Article: "Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained in Thailand at China's request" by Tom Phillips and Bonnie Malkin
Publication date: 5 October

Moderator at Corporate Screening of Documentary She Objects in Collaboration with Women's Foundation (TWF)
Speakers: Director Nicola Fan and TWF Vice Chair Angelina Kwan
Venue: IFC II
Date: 3 October

Interview with Bangkok's Voice TV - World News
Broadcast date: 29 September

Article Published in Guardian
Publication date: 28 September

Topic: "From blog to bestsellers: (part of Stay Young, Dream Big" series)
Venue: Jockey Club Student Village III, University of Hong Kong
Date: 26 September

Interview with CanalMacau
Topic: "Os Localistas de Hong Kong"
Broadcast date: 25 September

Book Talk with Hong Kong Literary Group Book Club
Venue: Mahalo Tiki Lounge, Central
Date: 24 September

Interview with China Daily
Article: "Maids of Honor" by Basu Chitralekha
Publication date: 22 September

Panel Discussion at Young China Watchers
Venue: Bar Six, Wyndham Street
Date: 21 September

Appointed President of PEN Hong Kong, Local Chapter of PEN International
Date: 20 September

"Umbrellas in Bloom" cited in Guardian
Publication date: 19 September

Interview by Thailand's Voice TV News
Interviewer: Prapapoom Eiamaom
Venue: Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Topic: "Hong Kong's politics: post-election and the Umbrella Movement"
Moderator: Professor Pirongrong Ramasoota
Venue: Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Date: 16 September
Topic: "Umbrellas in Bloom: Hong Kong's largest social movement explained"
Moderator: Professor Janjira Sombutpoonsiri
Venue: Thammasat University, Prachan, Bangkok
Date: 16 September

Panel Discussion at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Topic: "China: an ever-growing footprint"
Moderator: Jerome Taylor
Venue: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, Lumpini, Bangkok
Date: 15 September

Talk at Raffles Institution (visiting from Singapore)
Topic: "Student activism and the Umbrella Movement"
Venue: Fairmount House
Date: 12 September

Interview with French Newspaper Libération
Publication date: 5 September

Article Published in Guardian
Publication date: 5 September

Interview with Guardian
Article: "Hong Kong elections: anti-Beijing activists gain foothold in power" by Tom Phillips and Eric Cheung
Publication date: 5 September

Interview with South China Morning Post
Publication date: 4 September

Interview with Los Angeles Times
Publication date: 2 September

Option Pricing Article Published for Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School
Publication date: 1 September

Featured Author in A Hundred Readers《百人閱讀》by Muji 無印良品 x City Magazine 號外
Release date: 17 August

Panel Judge at Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship Program Co-organized by Wimler Foundation and Aeteno University
Venue: Migrants Empowerment Resource Center MERC, Central
Date: 14 August

Speaker at Department of Journalism, Chulalongkorn University (visiting from Thailand)
Topic: "Role of new media in the Umbrella Movement"
Venue: Tamar Government Headquarters
Date: 4 August

Interview with Associated Press
Publication date: 22 July

Featured in Beijing-based Literary Site Five Books
Publication date: 7 July

Interview with Epoch Times
Publication date: 20 June

Interview with Guardian
Publication date: 17 June

KEE Club Book Talk Presented by Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Title: Umbrellas in Bloom
Moderator: Nick Thorpe
Venue: KEE Club, Central
Date: 7 June

Interview with Epoch Times
Publication date: 7 June

Singapore Book Launch of Umbrellas in Bloom Presented by Select Centre
Moderator: Professor Ian Chong
Venue: TheatreWorks, Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore
Date: 2 June

Featured in Stand News立場新聞
Publication date: 30 May

Umbrellas in Bloom Featured in Southside magazine
Issue: May 2016

Featured in Books4You《讀書好》
Issue: 104 (May 2016)

Lunch Talk Hosted by Latham & Watkins
Topic: "Reflections on the Umbrella Movement"
Venue: One Exchange Square, Central
Date: 10 May

Talk at Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), University of Hong Kong
Topic: Tips on feature writing
Moderator: Professor David Bandurski
Venue: Eliot Hall, Pokfulam
Date: 24 April

Second printing of Umbrellas in Bloom
Date: 24 April

Book Talk with Serious Book Club
Venue: Blue Place Cafe, Wanchai
Date: 20 April

Featured in South China Morning Post
Publication date: 16 April

Interview with Guardian
Publication date: 10 April

Commencement of Spring Term at Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong, LLM Program
Course: International Securities Law
Venue: Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam
Dates: 8 - 29 April

Hong Kong Book Launch of Umbrellas in Bloom
Venue: Bookazine, Lyndhurst Terrace
Date: 6 April

Interview with D100 Radio
Show: "Running the race 對沖人生路" with presenter Edward Chin
Broadcast date: 5 April

Interview with RTHK Radio 3
Show: "123 Show" with presenter Noreen Mir
Topic: "Umbrellas in Bloom"
Broadcast date: 5 April

Featured in Portuguese News Agency Agência de Notícias de Portugal, SA (LUSA)
Publication date: 3 April

Featured in New York Times
Publication date: 24 March

Featured in Hong Kong Free Press

Publication date: 13 March

Featured Author at 2016 Bookworm Literary Festival
Panel 1: "Future of Hong Kong" moderated by Guardian reporter Tom Phillips 
Panel 2: "Umbrellas in Bloom" moderated by Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau chief Julie Makinen
Venue: Sanlitun, Beijing
Date: 12 - 13 March

Release of Umbrellas in Bloom
Date: 9 March

Guest Speaker at Rotary Club
Topic: "Writing about Hong Kong -- A Decade On"
Venue: Hong Kong Bankers' Club, Landmark
Date: 1 March

Interview with TimeOut HK
Publication date: 24 February

Joined EJInsight as a Contributor
Date: 22 February

Featured in TimeOut Beijing
Article: "8 must-see talks at the Bookworm Literary Festival" by Helen Roxburgh
Publication date: 12 February

Article Reproduced in Wall Street Journal
Date: 10 February

Interview with Radio France Internationale
Publication date: 10 February

Interview with Los Angeles Times
Publication date: 5 February

Volunteer Lawyer for Helpers for Domestic Helpers

Start date: 3 February

Master of Ceremony at a 1,500-guest Corporate Annual Ball

Co-host: TVB actor/present Kelly Cheung
Venue: Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai
Date: 23 January

Shooting of Netflix documentary "Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
Venue: Pokfulam
Date: 22 January
Release date: spring 2017

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