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Message from Dean, Faculty of Law

HKU Law thanks Philip K.H. Wong Foundation for its donation and support

I am pleased to announce that thanks to a very generous donation from the Philip K.H. Wong Foundation to support university developments, and following the approval of the University Council, the Centre for Chinese Law (CCL) of the Faculty of Law will be named the “Philip K.H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law” (黃乾亨中國法研究中心). In addition, the 2/F Moot Court will be named the “Philip K.H. Wong Theatre” (黃乾亨講堂).

Dr. Philip K.H. Wong (BA 1955; HonLLD 1996) was a solicitor and respected member of the legal profession, and served as a Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong. His long-standing commitment to HKU is demonstrated by the distinguished roles he had taken up - the President of the HKU Alumni Association, a Member of the HKU Council, the Chairman of the HKU Foundation and one of the masterminds of HKU’s 80th, 90th as well as 100th celebrations. He has been a constant benefactor to various initiatives of the University over the past decades. He founded the Philip K.H. Wong Foundation in 1990 to support various charitable activities. His generosity has greatly benefited the community and will forever be remembered.

On behalf of the Faculty, I would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the Foundation and the Wong family for their unwavering support of the Faculty in its pursuit of academic excellence and in its scholarship in comparative Chinese law. While we maintain our pre-eminence in common law expertise, the Faculty is globally renowned for its distinctive contributions in Chinese legal studies as we continue to make Chinese law research on both academic and policy fronts a top priority.

The study of Chinese Law at the Faculty will doubtless gather further momentum as Hong Kong embraces the synergies for growing legal collaboration and integration across the Greater Bay Area. This generous donation will provide stable support for the Centre’s future research activities and, through the collective efforts of our colleagues, it will cement our role as a leading centre of academic excellence for pioneering research on China-focused legal issues.

Looking ahead, the Centre is planning academic events in the Fall to celebrate its new name which marks a historical milestone in its development.

With all good wishes,

Professor Hualing Fu
Warren Chan Professor in Human Rights and Responsibilities
Dean, Faculty of Law
The University of Hong Kong

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