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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 scholars and activists, I co-founded “Election Observation Project” in Hong Kong. Also, I keep contributing to opinion columns in local newspaper and being a commentator on public affairs at radio programs and international media.

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 for the Rule of Law: Professional Legal Culture and Cause Lawyering under Authoritarianism (PhD Dissertation Project, expected to be submitted in 2021)

 

Media Service

  • Columnist: Christian Times, Citizen News, Initium Media, Inmedia.net, La Criox International, Ming Pao, South China Morning Post, The Stand News, Taiwan Reporter, UCANEWS, USA Today

  • Political Commentator: ABC News, Apple Daily, BBC News, BBC World, Channel TEN, The Guardian, Now TV (Hong Kong), Radio Free Asia, TBC, Voice of America, Vox

  • Programme Host: Our TV, Radio Television Hong Kong