Chris King Chi Chan

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Principal Investigator

Chris King Chi Chan is the co-principal investigator for Fairwork Hong Kong.

Chris is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, and the Director of Social Innovation Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked as a labour organizer before completing his graduate studies at the University of Warwick. His research interests include labour, civil society, social movement and social development with a specific focus on Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Chris is the author of The Challenge of Labour in China: strikes and the changing labour regime in global factories. (Routledge, 2010) and has published numerous papers in journals such as China Quarterly, Journal of Cotemporary Asia, Globalizations, Development and Change, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and International Labor Review. Chris also works closely with trade unions, NGOs and activist groups to promote labour rights and social equality. He now serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Asia Monitor Research Centre and an Executive Committee member of Worker Empowerment in Hong Kong.