Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Nathan Law is a pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong. He was one of the student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and co-founder of Demosisto, a now-disbanded political party. In 2016, at the age of 23, he became the youngest ever person to be elected to Hong Kong's legislature, but was disqualified nine months later after a court invalidated his oath following an intervention from the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. In June 2020, he fled Hong Kong on the eve of the enactment of the Hong Kong National Security Law, and he is wanted by the police. He now resides in the U.K., where he has sought asylum. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. Nathan Law. Illustration by Kate Copeland Q: Your entry into activism began through the student union at your college, Lingnan University. But you wrote in Freedom: How We Lose It and How We Fight Back that your political awakening actually came earlier than that. Could you talk about that experience and how it gotSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.