Ronny Tong

Ronny Tong, SC, was chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001, and was first elected a member of the Legislative Council in 2004. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012, but resigned in September 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Council and convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank. His three major areas of concern are constitutional development, fair competition and the alleviation of poverty.
Ronny Tong
Ronny Tong, SC, was chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001, and was first elected a member of the Legislative Council in 2004. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012, but resigned in September 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Council and convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank. His three major areas of concern are constitutional development, fair competition and the alleviation of poverty.

Latest from Ronny Tong

Opinion | Hong Kong should trust its own judiciary on all extradition requests – whether or not they come from mainland China

The UK experience underlines how concerns about another territory’s rule-of-law record do not stop an extradition agreement from being reached. Effective extradition, which serves the interests of justice, must also be based on mutual trust.

3 Apr 2019 - 9:04AM

The UK experience underlines how concerns about another territory’s rule-of-law record do not stop an extradition agreement from being reached. Effective extradition, which serves the interests of justice, must also be based on mutual trust.

Hong Kong should trust its own judiciary on all extradition requests – whether or not they come from mainland China
Opinion | An extradition agreement with mainland China would serve the rule of law, not Beijing’s political interests

Hong Kong has clear-cut agreements on extradition with many countries. To say that one with Beijing would make Hong Kong subservient is an insult to our esteemed courts and judges.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:21AM

Hong Kong has clear-cut agreements on extradition with many countries. To say that one with Beijing would make Hong Kong subservient is an insult to our esteemed courts and judges.

An extradition agreement with mainland China would serve the rule of law, not Beijing’s political interests
Why reclamation, not public housing, is Hong Kong’s path to solving the housing crisis

Hong Kong has been historically built on reclaimed land and that this remains the most cost-effective and efficient way for the city to meet its housing and economic needs

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Hong Kong has been historically built on reclaimed land and that this remains the most cost-effective and efficient way for the city to meet its housing and economic needs

Why reclamation, not public housing, is Hong Kong’s path to solving the housing crisis
Critics of Hong Kong court judgments must at least stick to the facts – or be found guilty of playing politics

Chris Patten and other politicians who accuse our judges of making ‘political judgments’ in high-profile cases must take off their own tinted glasses.

17 Jun 2018 - 7:37PM

Chris Patten and other politicians who accuse our judges of making ‘political judgments’ in high-profile cases must take off their own tinted glasses.

Critics of Hong Kong court judgments must at least stick to the facts – or be found guilty of playing politics
Hong Kong lawyers can oppose the joint checkpoint plan for the high-speed rail, but they should not deny its legal basis

A professional body such as the Bar Association has a responsibility to refrain from using emotive rhetoric. Its recent statement falls far short of this standard.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A professional body such as the Bar Association has a responsibility to refrain from using emotive rhetoric. Its recent statement falls far short of this standard.

Hong Kong lawyers can oppose the joint checkpoint plan for the high-speed rail, but they should not deny its legal basis
Sympathy for jailed activists does not justify slurs on Hong Kong judiciary

While it is understandable that some people are unhappy with the court order of custodial sentences, the unproven accusations of bogus charges and political persecution must not be allowed to stand

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

While it is understandable that some people are unhappy with the court order of custodial sentences, the unproven accusations of bogus charges and political persecution must not be allowed to stand

Sympathy for jailed activists does not justify slurs on Hong Kong judiciary
Election over, Hong Kong must try again to agree on political reform to heal the rifts in society
NPC interpretation adds nothing new to Hong Kong law, and is wholly unnecessary
When is an oath not an oath? That’s a question for Hong Kong’s courts, not the legislature
Rise of the radicals will plunge the legislature, and Hong Kong, into more chaos
Change is needed, on all sides, before Hong Kong can move on from the political deadlock
Until there's mutual trust, Hong Kong won't see universal suffrage
Democracy can’t exist without respect for the rule of law