The Hong Kong Prize and US Lawmakers Nominate Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong For the Nobel Prize

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US lawmakers have nominated Joshua Wong, leader of Hong Kong’s umbrella protest movement, for the Nobel Peace Prize as a show of their solidarity for pro-democracy campaigners who faced months of protest over Beijing’s plans to limit civil liberties in Hong Kong last year. Nine lawmakers from different parties sent letters to the Nobel Prize committee praising Joshua Wong as global inspirations during Beijing’s crackdown; estimates indicate over 2 million people took to the streets during what became one of the largest mass demonstrations ever held since modern history began in Hong Kong last year.

Wong was charged under national security law for his participation in protests that began on September 28. Wong gained worldwide attention through nonviolent protests that sought concessions from China’s authoritarian leaders through non-violent non-cooperation. Beijing responded with tighter controls, including passing new legislation limiting freedom of speech and assembly rights; Hong Kong lawmakers requested the prize committee expand its scope so as to recognize all those fighting for human rights and democracy since 1997.

Eric Ng was awarded first place for his article exploring how jobs focused on environmental, social and governance issues attract higher pay premiums in Hong Kong than elsewhere in the world. Business Reporter Martin Choi took second place for his investigation of cut-rate tour operators operating in Hong Kong. All winners were revealed during an awards ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday. Finalists were chosen by an independent jury of journalists and media experts from around the world, with one winner from each category receiving a plaque, certificate and cash prize of HK$10,000; other finalists received certificates as well as cash awards of HK$5,000. Andrew Lau, former Hong Kong media executive and chairman of Hongkong Television was chairing this judging panel; supported by Hong Kong Academy for International Studies this event took place.