Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist and politician born in 1996. He serves as Secretary-General of pro-democracy party Demosistō that promotes democracy and progressive values by street activism and international advocacy. He has been named by TIME, Fortune, Prospect and Forbes as one of the world’s most influential leaders. In 2018, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in the Umbrella Movement. Joshua came onto the political scene in 2011 aged 14, when he founded Scholarism and successfully protested against the enforcement of brainwashing patriotic education. He has been arrested by the Chinese state numerous times for his protesting and activism and has served more than 100 days in jail. He has been the subject of the Netflix original documentary Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower and his first book, Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now has been published in nine languages.