|Preceded by Frederick Fung|
Children two sons
Spouse Philip Bowring
Constituency Kowloon West
Alma mater Carleton University
Education Carleton University
|Nationality Chinese (Hong Kong)|
Name Claudia Mo
Party Civic Party
Political party Civic Party
|Born 18 January 1957 (age 58)Hong Kong (1957-01-18) |
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Claudia Mo (born Mo Man-ching on 18 January 1957), also known as Claudia Bowring, is a Hong Kong journalist and politician, a member of Pan-democracy camp. She is a member of Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon West geographical constituency.
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Personal life and education
Mo was born in Hong Kong and has family roots in Ningbo, Zhejiang. Mo is married to journalist Philip Bowring, former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and they have two sons. She is also known as Claudia Bowring.
She attended high school in Toronto, and in 1979 graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada with a Bachelor's degree in journalism with English studies. After graduating she worked at Agence France-Presse (AFP) translating French wires into Chinese. She was later promoted to chief Hong Kong correspondent for AFP, covering in this role the Tiananmen Square massacre, an event which she describes as a "watershed [...] that cemented my journalistic principles and political beliefs".
Mo wrote a book called We Want True Democracy published in 2015, and has also authored English language learning books.
Mo is a founding member of the Civic Party in 2006. She first ran in the Kowloon West geographical constituency in the 2008 Legislative Council election but was unsuccessful.
In the 2012 election, she won one of the constituency's five available seats. She ran with the slogan "Against Mainlandisation" which led to controversy within the party (Civic Party uses the slogan Against Communistisation). After her election, she was considered more pro-localist within the party. She formed the "HK First" with Neo Democrats' Gary Fan to work on the localist agenda.
In the 2016 election, she was re-elected with the slogan of "self-determination". She later quit the Civic Party on 14 November 2016, citing differences with the party on localism, filibuster and other issues. She said she would continue serving the legislature as an "independent democrat" under the label "HK First".