Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is senior fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm and Chengdu. He read law at the University of Hong Kong, Durham, and the National University of Singapore (PhD). He is author of the book China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order.
Phil C. W. Chan
Phil C.W. Chan is senior fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm and Chengdu. He read law at the University of Hong Kong, Durham, and the National University of Singapore (PhD). He is author of the book China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order.

Latest from Phil C. W. Chan

Opinion | China and the US should be wary of the historical parallels with 1914

A catalyst setting a rising power and its allies against an entrenched power in a bloody conflict where no one wins? It happened last century in Europe, and could again if Beijing cracks down hard on Hong Kong.

30 Aug 2019 - 11:24AM

A catalyst setting a rising power and its allies against an entrenched power in a bloody conflict where no one wins? It happened last century in Europe, and could again if Beijing cracks down hard on Hong Kong.

China and the US should be wary of the historical parallels with 1914
Opinion | If China hears the Hong Kong people, it must let Carrie Lam go

The Hong Kong authorities’ apparently inconsistent handling of the Yuen Long attack on commuters and protesters’ clashes with the police sows doubts about the rule of law.

4 Aug 2019 - 9:01AM

The Hong Kong authorities’ apparently inconsistent handling of the Yuen Long attack on commuters and protesters’ clashes with the police sows doubts about the rule of law.

If China hears the Hong Kong people, it must let Carrie Lam go
Opinion | Amnesty for Hong Kong extradition bill protesters would heal society and close rifts with mainland China

Hong Kong’s guidelines for prosecutors say there are conditions in which prosecution does not serve the public interest. Recent acts, in a highly charged atmosphere created by unresponsive government, should fall under those conditions.

17 Jul 2019 - 5:33AM

Hong Kong’s guidelines for prosecutors say there are conditions in which prosecution does not serve the public interest. Recent acts, in a highly charged atmosphere created by unresponsive government, should fall under those conditions.

Amnesty for Hong Kong extradition bill protesters would heal society and close rifts with mainland China
Hongkongers’ post-1997 identity crisis at the heart of youthful mistrust of government
Hong Kong electoral officials have overstepped their boundaries by barring pro-independence candidate
University of Hong Kong's decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference
In the spirit of the times, China and Japan must seek peace

Recent disagreements between China and Japan are by no means comparable to the rivalry between Britain and Germany that led to the first world war. Any such comparison is ill-conceived.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Recent disagreements between China and Japan are by no means comparable to the rivalry between Britain and Germany that led to the first world war. Any such comparison is ill-conceived.

In the spirit of the times, China and Japan must seek peace
China adds valid voice to shaping international order

Following China's vetoes of United Nations Security Council action over Syria, Susan Rice, the now former US ambassador to the UN, expressed disgust about China impeding protection of civilians and enabling mass killings.

19 Apr 2017 - 6:14AM

Following China's vetoes of United Nations Security Council action over Syria, Susan Rice, the now former US ambassador to the UN, expressed disgust about China impeding protection of civilians and enabling mass killings.

China adds valid voice to shaping international order