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BIO

I was born in Hong Kong and baptised as a Roman Catholic. I decided to study political science in 2008 since I have been enthusiastic in democratic development of Hong Kong after joining the 500,000+ people's march in 2003. I started to engage in social movements of Hong Kong since 2009. I became the President of Student Union in CUHK and the Convenor of Civil Human Rights Front as an undergraduate student.

 

After that, I received Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship to study a Master degree in political sociology at London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012/13. Few years after teaching and assisting research in higher education institutes, I began my doctoral studies in law at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London since 2017. I study the development of political lawyering and professional legal culture in Hong Kong, in order to understand the nature of law and politics in authoritarian regimes. I am currently serving in the Center for Asian Law in Georgetown University Law Center as a Hong Kong Law Fellow. 

 

Apart from my academic pursuit, I have not ceased to participate in developing civil society of Hong Kong. By joint efforts with local scholars, I co-founded “Election Observation Project” in Hong Kong Baptist University's Comparative Governance and Policy Research Center. Also, I keep contributing to opinion columns in local newspaper and being a commentator on public affairs at radio programs and international media outlets.

My Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Law and Politics, Law and Social Movement, the Rule of Law, Authoritarianism, Electoral Integrity, China and Hong Kong Politics

Current Projects

  • Legal Resistance against Authoritarian Legal Transplant: The Politics of the Rule of Law and Legal Profession in Hong Kong (PhD Dissertation Project, expected to be submitted in 2021)

Media Enquiry

  • Opinion Columnist: Christian Times (Hong Kong), Citizen News (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Free Press, Initium Media, Inmedia.net, La Criox International, Lawfare, Ming Pao, South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, The Stand News, UCANEWS, USA Today

  • Political Commentator: ABC News, AFP, Apple Daily, BBC News, BBC World, Channel TEN, Deutsche Welle, Nikkei Asia, Now TV (Hong Kong), Radio Free Asia, TBC, The Guardian, The Independent, Voice of America, Vox, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post