Is of Han Chinese descent; both parents are Canadian immigrants from Hong Kong.Fluent in English, French and Cantonese.Learned to skate at age 5. Initially wanted to be a hockey player before becoming interested in figure skating.Planned to pursue a B.A. in economics, business and international languages, but deferred his college acceptance in order to continue his training.Was named the 2007 Chinese Canadian Youth of the Year by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. A year later, received the Asian of the Year award in arts and sports by Asia Network magazine.Is the youngest skater to have won the Canadian men's championship, which he first achieved in 2008 at age 17. He also won the next four consecutive years.Placed fifth overall at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.Won back-to-back-to-back World Championships in Moscow (2011), Nice (2012) and London (2013).Won the silver medal in men's singles at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Has hosted professional speaking engagements for sports groups, community groups, businesses and schools.