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Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan

China’s national security law poses existential threat to Hong Kong’s universities and academic freedom

  • China’s tendency to use the vaguest, broadest terms in drafting its laws means research on several issues could become off-limits
  • Legislation will have chilling effect on overseas academics’ interest in and ability to pursue research collaboration with peers in Hong Kong

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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is a scholar in public law, human rights, international law and global governance. His books include China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (2015), Protection of Sexual Minorities since Stonewall: Progress and Stalemate in Developed and Developing Countries (2010), and Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms? (2007). He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Durham.