Significant interest has been drawn to Hong Kong over the summer as protests were held on a weekly basis to seek, inter alia, the withdrawal of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 and universal suffrage for both the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive.
With the Bill now withdrawn, this seminar addresses the issue of universal suffrage and explains why this demand will remain an unattainable aspiration under the present constitutional framework in Hong Kong.
Low Chee Keong (“CK”) is an Associate Professor in Corporate Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School with research interests in issues pertaining to corporate governance and the regulatory framework of capital markets. His research, which has published in journals in Australasia, Europe and the United States of America, is supported by private sector grants from the Companies Registry and the Sino Group in Hong Kong.
An Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, CK is currently a member of the Process Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council as well as of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform in Hong Kong. He was previously a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong from May 2006 to July 2010; the Financial Reporting Review Panel from July 2007 to July 2013; the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal from April 2011 to March 2017 and served as a Director of the Asian Institute of Finance in Malaysia for three years through April 2012.
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