Philip K.H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law (formerly the Centre for Chinese Law) was set up within the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong in 2009. Its missions are to promote research on Chinese law, provide a focal point in Hong Kong for scholars in Chinese law, undertake the teaching of Chinese law, and develop links with international academics and institutions. Since its establishment, the Centre has gained considerable recognition and established itself as a distinguished hub for Chinese Law research and education.
The Centre was renamed in honour of a very generous donation from the Philip K.H. Wong Foundation. Dr. Philip K.H. Wong (BA 1955; HonLLD 1996), the founder of the Foundation, was a respected member of the legal profession, and served as a Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He had taken up several distinguished roles in the HKU community, and has been a contant benefactor to various initiatives of HKU. Since its establishment, the Foundation has offered financial support to 6 universities in Hong Kong and 11 universities in mainland China; thousands of students have benefited. Looking ahead, it will continue to root for educational endeavours and to contribute to China’s continual development.