Owen Chow Ka-shing studied for a Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in General Health Care at the Open University of Hong Kong. Like many young people in Hong Kong, he was actively involved in the 2019 anti-extradition protest.
Chow was a candidate in the 2019 District Council election and he ran in the pro-democracy primaries for the 2020 Legislative Council election in which he came fifth in New Territories East and secured the nomination to run in the general election which was postponed by the Hong Kong government.
Although his dream of becoming a politician did not come true, he joined politicians and activists including Eddie Chu Hoi-dick and Joshua Wong Chi-fung to fight for the safety of the 12 youths who were detained in Mainland China and for access for their families.
He was arrested in January 2021 for his participation in the “35+” democratic primaries in July 2020.
Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion.
Owen Chow Ka-shing
PO Box 1342
Tseun Wan Post Office
38 Sai Lau Kok Road
Information provided by Hong Kong Watch