Aug 2nd 2016
Xie Xiaohong

Delegation: China

Introduction: Ashley has been deeply influenced by Chinese culture since young age, meanwhile, she has been actively contributing in various youth and student affairs. She completed her Master degree of Art in Chinese Language and Literature at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and now working as the Executive Director of Chinese Youth Dreamers Foundation. Ashley has been promoting youth exchange among Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan through different channels. For instance, she is the Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Youth Enlightenment, the member of Commission of Youth, the Honorary Chairman of The Hong Kong Student Development Committee, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hong Kong – Taiwan Youth Exchange Promotion Association, etc.Ashley worked for the Student Union when she was receiving her secondary education. She was the Vice Chairperson of the school Chinese Orchestra, as well as the member of badminton team. The experiences in secondary school fully equipped her to be an excellent leader in designing and taking charge of many large-scaled student exchange programs during her tertiary education. For instance, she has been the master of ceremonies and student leader in various activities.By publishing articles about social issues, Ashley hopes to promote students’ multi-dimensional thinking and rational discussion. In order to contribute her skills and experience to the society, she actively participates in district services, mainly in Sham Shui Po. It is her hope to build a better environment in the district and to bring cares to the elders, meanwhile to call for communication among generations rather than verbal dispute.
In 2016, Ashley, together with a group of post-90 youngsters, established a new youth organization – Hong Kong Youth Enlightenment (HKYE). They believe the intelligent, passionate and energetic characteristics of youths can create a better Hong Kong, in conformity with their vision – begin from district, work for Hong Kong, and explore the world. The five elements of HKYE, namely youth dominance, innovation and entrepreneurship, social service, political think tank, and cultural exchange, work precisely in concert with its core – help the youngsters and serve the community. They are determined to be a creative, energetic, and influential youth and student organization that is able to cultivate young leaders in an effort to inject youth strengths for a better Hong Kong.
Ashley’s deep affection for Hong Kong is the motivation for her to devote herself to the society – to promote youth exchange and development among Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, as well as to walk into the community to serve the elders and residents. This corresponds precisely to her motto – to serve the society and build a better Hong Kong.