Joseph Lee (Hong Kong politician)

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The Honourable
Joseph Lee Kwok-long
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2008
Preceded by Michael Mak
Constituency Health Services
Personal details
Born (1959-08-14) 14 August 1959 (age 56)
Spouse(s) Dianna Lee Tze-fan
Alma mater La Trobe University
University of Edinburgh
Lingnan University
Occupation 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.

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
Lee Wing-tat
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Andrew Leung
Member of the Legislative Council