Ricker Choi's career is in financial risk management, but his passions are piano and painting. He immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1980s, and very soon lost his Hong Konger identity.
This changed in 2019 June when he saw with deep emotions 1 million, then 2 million Hong Kongers persistently came out in protest against the Extradition Law. Ricker reacted with very strong emotions and started creating music and painting for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.
Ricker’s art and piano composition “Hong Kong Rhapsody” (香港狂想曲) has been labeled by the Chinese state media as “separatist art and music”, and on April 20, 2022, 文匯報Wen Hui Bao, a Chinese regime funded news paper, accused Ricker of having infringed on the National Security Law, thereby banning Ricker from entering Hong Kong and mainland China.