Committee

Christine Lee

Solicitor Christine Lee

Founder

Christine Lee is one of the most experienced and leading Chinese lawyers practising in the UK. She has devoted her life to building a vibrant British Chinese community that is well integrated and represented in British society.

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Michael Wilkes

Michael Wilkes

Vice Chair

Michael began working for BC Project as a volunteer and he co-authored the Parliamentary report on the Chinese community and policing. After graduating from UCL, he devoted all his time to the BC Project and oversaw the organisation between 2013 and 2015.

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Alex Yip

Alex Yip

Vice Chair

Alex has been co-chairing the BC Project since 2012. He is also a local magistrate in Birmingham and the Vice Chair Governors of Kingsbury School and Sports College. In 2015, Alex was elected the local Councillor for Sutton New Hall Ward, becoming the first ever Birmingham Councillor of Chinese heritage.

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Headquarter Staff

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Jiaqi Hou

Project Manager

Jiaqi Hou has studied at the University of Manchester for his research on the changing identity and the political participation of the Chinese in the UK.  Jiaqi hopes to lead the new BC project team to address particular concerns of British Chinese people on both national and local levels.

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Kelly Liang

Research Coordinator

Born in China and raised in Canada, Kelly Liang has always been interested in immigration and integration issues. In the past, she has studied in length sub-Saharan African immigration to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Yiwu, China. Kelly hopes to draw on the Canadian model of multiculturalism to further engage and mobilise the British Chinese community in all spheres of life.

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Michael Yip FRSA

Advisor
Alongside this advisory role, Michael has acted as spokesperson on BBC interviews. More recently in 2016, he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellowship by the Royal Commonwealth Society for his work. Since interning in 2014, Michael also volunteered as a University Ambassador during the 2015 General Election.
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Edmund Yeo JP

Edmund Yeo JP

Senior Advisor

Chair of Chinese Information and Advice Centre, local councillor of the London Borough of Ealing 2006-2008 and senior member of the Conservative Party.

Thomas Chan DL

Thomas Chan DL

Senior Advisor

Senior member of the Conservative Party, 12-year councillor of the London Borough of Redbridge and the first British Chinese to hold such position. He now runs his own management and training consultancy

Birmingham Regional Team

Andy Chan - Chair of the BCP Midlands Team

Andy Chan

Chair, BC Project Midlands

Andy is working for Highways England. During his free time, he works as the Chair of BC Project’s Midlands Team, a mainly volunteer-based branch in Birmingham. His goal is to empower the Chinese Community and to create strong links between all the Chinese community groups within the UK.

Sophia Li, Vice Chair of BCP Midlands

Sophia Li

Vice Chair, BC Project Midlands

Li Li (Sophia) is a full time sales representative. She has been with the BC Project since 2012 and she has been awarded “outstanding leader of the Chinatown 2012 goodwill ambassador”. As the Vice Chair of BC Project’s Birmingham branch, she is keen to encourage more British Chinese to elevate their presence in the political arena.

BC Ambassadors

BC Project now has regional teams in cities across the UK. The following members of BC Project lead the regional teams and oversee our operations in their cities.

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James Shuen

Manchester BC Ambassador

James is an international student from Hong Kong and is currently at Manchester University studying Politics and International Relations. James’ educational experience taught him about the difficulties, hardship and frustrations of assimilating into British society. James strongly believes that there can be tremendous social and economic spill-over benefits should the British-Chinese community assume a more active role in politics.

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Anthony Cheung

Nottingham BC Ambassador

Anthony Cheung studies law in Nottingham Trent University. Despite a fairly large Chinese community in the city, one thing Anthony noticed in Nottingham was the lack of Chinese representatives within the community and the student bodies. As the Nottingham Ambassador, Anthony hopes to inspire a new generation of community leaders and to encourage greater dialogue between the communities.

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