Talk will focus on challenges to rule of law and judicial independence in Hong Kong

February 12, 2015

Hong Kong barrister and former legislative council member Margaret Ng will deliver the inaugural Hong Friends of Yale Fund Lecture on Monday, Feb. 16.

Titled “Hong Kong Under China – Challenges to the Rule of Law and Judicial Independence, the talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS), the lecture will also be available to view as a live webcast on Yale’s YouTube Station.

A barrister in private practice, Ng was formerly a member of the legislative council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region representing the Legal Functional Constituency (1995-2012). She has a long list of past service in public committees, including the Central Policy Unit (1989-90) and the operation review committee of the ICAC (1999-2004). Ng was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of Ming Pao Daily news from 1986 to 1987, and its publisher from 1988 to 1990. A noted commentator and writer in both English and Chinese, Ng is the author of more than 12 Chinese titles.

This lecture is generously supported by the Hong Kong Friends of Yale Fund which helps support research and teaching activities related to China and Hong Kong at the CEAS.