Opponents to Johannes Chan's appointment make their views known at the HKU campus in Pok Fu Lam ahead of the university council's vote. Photo: Felix Wong

University of Hong Kong's decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference

Phil Chan says the decision not to appoint a liberal professor to an HKU post undercuts our constitutionally guaranteed academic freedom

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Opponents to Johannes Chan's appointment make their views known at the HKU campus in Pok Fu Lam ahead of the university council's vote. Photo: Felix Wong
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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".