FONG Chi Hang Brian

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Chinese name: 方志恒

Variants: Fong, B., Fong, B. C. H.

Dr. Fong Chi-hang, Brian is Associate Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), Dr. Fong was previously Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining the academia, Dr. Fong was an Executive Officer of the HKSAR Government from 2001 to 2007.

Dr. Fong’s research interests include center-periphery relations, democratization, legislative studies, budgetary politics and political economy. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals such as China QuarterlyModern ChinaAsian SurveyDemocratization, and International Review of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Fong was awarded the 2014 Gordon White Prize by China Quarterly for his article entitled “The Partnership between the Chinese Government and Hong Kong's Capitalist Class: Implications for HKSAR Governance, 1997–2012”.

Dr. Fong is a public intellectual, he is an active commentator for various media and regularly publishes commentaries.  He is also very active in community services leading the work of several civil society organizations. 

Research interests

  • Public governance
  • Legislative studies
  • Budgetary politics
  • Political economy
  • Hybrid regimes

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Research Outputs 2008 2019

Advisory politics before and after 1997: In search of a new relationship between state, political society and civil society

FONG, C. H. B., 2019, Routledge handbook of contemporary Hong Kong. LUI, T., CHIU, S. W. K. & YEP, R. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 109-122

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方志恒, 2019, 《香港關鍵詞:想像新未來》. 朱耀偉 (ed.). 香港: 中文大學出版社, p. 197-204

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Executive-legislative disconnection in the HKSAR: Uneasy partnership between Chief Executives and pro-government parties, 1997-2016

FONG, C. H. B., 2018, Hong Kong 20 years after the handover: Emerging social and institutional fractures after 1997. FONG, C. H. B. & LUI, T. L. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 45-71

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Hong Kong
local politician
system model
Hong Kong
political conflict
political system
10 Citations (Scopus)