Dr. Yongxi Clement Chen

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Law

Dr. Clement Chen is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in law and data technology, Chinese public law, and comparative administrative law.

He has won the Intersentia Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Law and was the recipient of, among other awards, HKU Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student and French Government Scholarship. He has been invited to present at leading international conferences in the areas of data protection, freedom of information and China studies, including the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, the Stanford Law School International Junior Faculty Forum, and the 4th Global Conference on Transparency Research.

Dr. Chen has advised on the drafting of local legislation in China related to freedom of information and digitization. He has also constructed databases which offer free access to statutory law in the fields of criminal procedures and privacy law. The online course on Chinese criminal procedures that he co-designed was awarded a national prize.

He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Law, Sun Yat-sen University, and Research Fellow at Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, University of Hong Kong. He was a WYNG Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, and is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Law, University of Turin.

Research areas:

  • Public Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Chinese Law
  • Comparative Administrative Law