• George Chen (Managing Director of The Asia Group)

    George Chen

    Managing Director of The Asia Group

    George Chen is a practitioner/scholar with over two decades of expertise across media, technology, and public policy. An Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre of Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), George co-leads the “Tech for Good Initiative” and teaches “Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Governance” for Master students. Concurrently, George is a Managing Director for Washington DC-headquartered policy consultancy The Asia Group (TAG). Prior to his roles at the HKU and TAG, he was Meta’s (Facebook) first-ever and most senior policy leader for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia for more than seven years (2016-2023). Earlier in his career, he was in both editorial and management roles at leading media organizations including the South China Morning Post and Reuters.

    George is also a visiting scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei and a Yale World Fellow at Yale University. George earned his Master of International and Public Affairs (Distinction) with concentration on the strategic triangle of US-China-Taiwan relations from the HKU and now remains a Doctoral candidate for public administration at the HKU.

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  • Brian Wong (Assistant Professor in Philosophy at University of Hong Kong)

    Brian Wong

    Assistant Professor in Philosophy at University of Hong Kong

    Dr. Brian Wong is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. His research examines the ethics and dynamics of authoritarian regimes and their foreign policies, historical and colonial injustices, and the intersection of geopolitics, political and moral philosophy, and technology.

    Brian co-founded and now advises Oxford Political Review, a publication aspiring to bridge the theory-practice gap. As a columnist at the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Editor-at-Large for ThriveGlobal, he writes prolifically on Chinese foreign policy and Sino-West relations for publications such as TIME, Foreign Policy, Aeon, Financial Times, Diplomat, Fortune, South China Morning Post, Nikkei, Japan Times, and the US-Asia Law Institute.

    A Rhodes Scholar (2020) and Kwok Scholar, Brian holds a DPhil in Politics, an MPhil in Political Theory (Distinction), and an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at University of Oxford.

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