Charles Mok

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The Honourable
Charles Peter Mok
JP
莫乃光
Charles Peter Mok.jpg
Mok at the Legislative Council Complex in 2015
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by Samson Tam
Constituency Information Technology
Personal details
Born (1964-10-25) 25 October 1964 (age 52)
Hong Kong
Political party Professional Commons
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Wah Yan College
Purdue University
Religion Christianity
Website charlesmok.hk
Charles Mok
Chinese 莫乃光

Charles Peter Mok, JP (born 1964 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based Internet entrepreneur and IT advocate who represents the Information Technology functional constituency on the Hong Kong Legislative Council.[1]

Mok 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”.

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

In Hong Kong's 2008 Legislative Council Election, Mok lost to Samson Tam in the Information Technology functional constituency with 1982 votes, just 35 fewer than Tam's total of 2017 votes. Mok commenced a legal action in the High Court of Hong Kong against Tam in relation to the latter's alleged misconduct during campaignng.

In the 2012 election, Mok won the Information Technology seat with 2,828 votes, against 2,063 votes for the incumbent, his only opponent, Tam.[4]

He retained his Legislative Council seat in the 2016 election.

Education[edit]

Mok attended Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (Class of 1981), a prestigious Roman Catholic single-gender secondary school in Hong Kong. He received his bachelor's and master's 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.

Electoral history[edit]

Hong Kong legislative election, 2008[edit]

Hong Kong legislative election, 2008: Information Technology
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Tam Wai-ho 2,017 50.44 +7.79
Nonpartisan Charles Peter Mok 1,982 49.56
Majority 35 0.88
Total valid votes 3,999 100.00
Rejected ballots 138
Turnout 4,137 71.96
Registered electors 5,749
Independent gain from Nonpartisan Swing

Hong Kong legislative election, 2012[edit]

Hong Kong legislative election, 2012: Information Technology
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent (Prof Commons) Charles Peter Mok 2,828 57.82 +8.26
Independent Tam Wai-ho 2,063 42.18 −8.26
Majority 765 15.64
Total valid votes 4,891 100.00
Rejected ballots 204
Turnout 5,095 76.19
Registered electors 6,687
Independent gain from Nonpartisan Swing

Hong Kong legislative election, 2016[edit]

Hong Kong legislative election, 2016: Information Technology
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Prof Commons Charles Peter Mok 6,253 64.61 +6.79
Nonpartisan Eric Yeung Chuen-sing 3,425 35.39
Majority 2,828 29.22
Total valid votes 9,678 100.00
Rejected ballots 205
Turnout 9,883 81.74 +5.55
Registered electors 12,091
Prof Commons hold Swing

Public services[edit]

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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External links[edit]

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
Raymond Chan Chi-chuen
Member of the Legislative Council