Charles Mok

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The Honourable
Charles Peter Mok
莫乃光
2007FoDC Taipei CharlesMok.jpg
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by Samson Tam
Constituency Information Technology
Personal details
Born (1964-10-25) 25 October 1964 (age 49)
Hong Kong
Political party Professional Commons
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Wah Yan College
Purdue University
Religion Christianity
Website http://www.charlesmok.hk/

Charles Peter Mok (Chinese: 莫乃光; pinyin: Mò Náiguāng; Jyutping: Mok6 Naai5 Gwong1, born 1964 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based Internet entrepreneur and IT advocate who serves on the Hong Kong Legislative Council.[1]

He founded HKNet in 1994, and contributed the company's expansion as a major IP telecommunications operator in Hong Kong before its acquisition by NTT Communications in 2000.[2] He was a founding chairman of Internet Society, Hong Kong Chapter, and the ex officio member and ex-president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation. He was also a past chairman and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association. He is currently a Hong Kong Legislative Councillor.[3]

He has been actively promoting the industry's development and digital comprehension in the region since the early 1990s. He has been actively participating in the community to promote fair competition, media freedom, personal privacy, consumer protection, healthcare, transport, human rights and democracy development in Hong Kong. In 1999, he was awarded as one of Hong Kong’s " Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons”.

He is currently a regular columnist for a number of local print media, such as the Hong Kong Economic Journal (since 2000) and CUP magazine (since 2005).

In Hong Kong's 2008 Legislative Council Election, Charles Mok lost to Samson Tam for the seat of the Information Technology Functional Constituency. He lost at 1982 versus 2017 votes, or 35 votes behind. Charles Mok had commenced a legal action in the High Court of Hong Kong against Samson Tam in relation to the alleged misconduct of Samson Tam during the period leading up to Hong Kong's 2008 Legislative Council Election.

On 9 September 2012, Charles Mok won his seat (of the Information Technology Functional Constituency) for the Hong Kong Legislative Council with 2,828 votes, against the 2,063 votes which his only opponent, Samson Tam, had received.[4]

Education[edit]

Mok attended Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (Class of 1981), which was (and still is) a prestigious Roman Catholic single-gender secondary school in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees, in 1985 and 1987 respectively, in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, United States. Mok is currently a PhD candidate in Enterprise Management at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, People's Republic of China.

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Publication[edit]

  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Policy by Government: HKSAR as Example”, “Waiguo Jingji Yu Guanli” (“Foreign Economics and Management”) Journal Vol. 28, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, August 2006

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Samson Tam
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Information Technology
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ma Fung-kwok
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Ray Chan
Member of the Legislative Council