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The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation expands staff and opens Washington DC office

6 October 2022 – The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation announced the opening of an office in Washington, DC and the hiring of additional staff to expand its work promoting freedom and democracy in Hong Kong.

Tara Joseph has joined as the Director of Development. Tara worked for 25 years as a journalist with Reuters, based in London and Hong Kong. Most recently, Tara served as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the city’s largest international chamber and one of the most influential business organisations in Asia. Olivia Enos joins the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation as the Washington Director. Olivia worked most recently as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation, focusing on policy topics including North Korean human rights, democracy in Hong Kong and Uyghur forced labor. Frances Hui is the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation’s new Policy and Advocacy Coordinator based in Washington DC. Frances is the founder of We The HongKongers, a US initiative devoted to Hongkonger identity and culture and a long-time Hong Kong democracy activist. The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong President, Mark Clifford, said: “It’s a sad comment on Hong Kong that an organisation such as ours – focused on freeing political prisoners and demanding adherence to the Basic Law, the Sino-British Declaration and international human rights standards – needs to expand, but that is the reality two years after the imposition of the vague and far-reaching National Security Law by China’s communist regime. I am delighted that Tara, Olivia, and Frances will enable us to increase our work in the US and around the world.”

About CFHK The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation presses for political and economic consequences for China’s failure to keep its promises to respect Hong Kong’s freedoms; supports the rule of law, freedom of expression, and the release of political prisoners; and urges the business community to stand against China’s assault on freedom and the danger it poses to Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre. Hong Kong’s fate is linked to the preservation of freedom, democracy, and international law in the region and around the world. The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation engages in a broad range of Hong Kong-related activities. The Foundation works with politicians in London, Washington and around the world to raise awareness of key issues; sponsors research, including a new report with the Henry Jackson Society exposing how Confucius Institutes secretly advance the Chinese Communist Party’s agenda in England and Scotland; and commissions large-scale projections, such as a recent illumination of the iconic Guggenheim Museum in New York with provocative images highlighting the Chinese Communist Party’s brutality. ​ ​For more information, please contact: ​ @thecfhk

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