'Fired up! Ready to go!' One Hong Kong-based US citizen has certainly answered one of his new president's inspirational catch-phrases. After spending two years in Hong Kong, lawyer Andy Green, 31, plans to fly out today and talk to prospective employers in Washington in search of a government job there. 'I was hesitant to be interviewed [for this article] ... because it's not about me,' said Mr Green. 'I want the message to be out there that Americans genuinely believe that we all have to be involved in the remaking and renewal of America. Democracy is not a spectator sport.' US President Barack Obama in his inauguration speech last week urged Americans to 'begin again the work of remaking America'. Mr Green, a board member of Democrats Abroad Hong Kong, has been interested in politics and government for years. He made the decision to pack up his Mid-Levels flat earlier this month. 'For me, it was just a question of timing,' he said. 'Obama's election and the tremendous challenges we face have really made it very clear to me, along with the pretty bad market out here, that this is not the time to be sitting around either twiddling one's thumbs or waiting for the market to get better. 'I feel this is an opportunity for me to contribute.' Mr Green, a capital markets and corporate law lawyer, is a fluent Putonghua speaker who is interested in the economic relationship between the United States and China. 'As we sort through our economic problems, and sort through who's going to finance our debt and how are we going to deal with our global trade and currency issues, there's going to be a lot of talent going to [Washington] DC, but I feel like there may be some need and some opportunity for me to contribute what I've done,' said Mr Green. 'There's certainly no guarantee I'll succeed or I'll be wanted or used ... and [I] may be back here in six months and practising law and doing business, and that's wonderful.' Still, it's worth a try. 'It's not every day that we get a Democrat elected president ... and not every day we have record majorities in the House and the Senate. You have to strike while the iron's hot. I've got to go and roll the dice.'