Joseph Lee (Hong Kong politician)

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The Honourable
Joseph Lee Kok-long
Joseph Lee Kok-long.jpg
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2004
Preceded by Michael Mak
Constituency Health Services
Personal details
Born (1959-08-14) 14 August 1959 (age 57)
Spouse(s) Dianna Lee Tze-fan
Alma mater Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School
La Trobe University
University of Edinburgh
Lingnan University
Profession Professor
Joseph Lee
Traditional Chinese 李國麟
Simplified Chinese 李国麟

Joseph Lee Kok-long SBS JP PhD RN (born 14 August 1959, Macau) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the Health Services functional constituency. He is the member of Pro-democracy camp.

Lee is a nurse and an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the Open University of Hong Kong.[1][2]


Lee received his Bachelor of Nursing degree from the La Trobe University, Australia in 1992. His master's degree was in nursing/education from the University of Edinburgh. In 2002 he completed his PhD thesis, Ascertaining Patient Condition: a grounded theory study of diagnostic practice in nursing from Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Views, policy positions and Legco voting[edit]

In June 2010, he voted in favour of the government's 2012 constitutional reform package, which included the late amendment by the Democratic Party – accepted by the Beijing government – to hold a popular vote for five new District Council functional constituencies.[3]

In March 2011, he abstained on legislation accepting reduced funding from Beijing for Hong Kong.[4]


Lee has served or currently serves on the following Legco committees:

  • 2008–09 Panel Committees:
Panel on Health Services
Panel on Food Safety & Environmental Hygiene
Panel on Housing[5]
  • 2008–09 Bill Committees:
Independent Police Complaints Council Bill
Prevention and Control of Disease Bill
Subcommittee on Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2008[5]

Other appointments[edit]

He also serves as:

He is a member of:

He is an honorary research fellow of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies at Lingnan University of Hong Kong.[6]


Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Michael Mak
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Health Services
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Abraham Shek
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Wong Ting-kwong
Member of the Legislative Council