Sunny Cheung (HK) is a young politician in exile currently based in the US. Sunny was the founder of the Hong Kong Higher Institutions International Affairs Delegation and testified as the only student representative in the US Congress in 2019. He organized large-scale rallies in Hong Kong, which successfully mobilized hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers. In 2020, before Beijing intervened and issued several arrest warrants on him, Sunny was elected in the final democratic elections in the history of Hong Kong, where 600,000 people voted. Later, the PRC’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs publicly named and shamed Sunny for his activism. In exile, Sunny continuously leads the movement overseas, and he is now serving as an advisor to the Hong Kong Democracy Council and one of the initiators of the Hong Kong Charter 2021. Sunny is also the founder of the largest overseas Hong Kong media – Flow HK. He is now an MA candidate at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum