Priscilla Leung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dr the Honourable
Priscilla Leung Mei-fun
Priscilla Leung Mei Fun.jpg
Dr Priscilla Leung
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2008
Preceded by Seat Created
Constituency Kowloon West
Personal details
Born (1960-11-18) 18 November 1960 (age 55)
Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese
Political party KWND
Spouse(s) Prof. Wang Guiguo
Residence Ting Kau, Hong Kong
Alma mater Chinese University of Hong Kong (BSSc)
Renmin University (LLM, JSD)
University of Hong Kong(PCLL)
Occupation Barrister
Associate professor
Profession Legislative Councillor
Religion Christianity
Priscilla Leung
Chinese 梁美芬

Priscilla Leung Mei-fun SBS JP (Chinese: 梁美芬; born 18 November 1960, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong Legislative Councillor, representing the Kowloon West constituency since 2008. She is also a member of Kowloon City District Council.[1][2]

She began her career in the China department at the international law firm Johnson Stokes & Master. She is a barrister and an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong's[3] School of Law, where her husband, Wang Guiguo, was the Dean. She has taught at the School of Law for the past 24 years and specialises in Chinese Law, Hong Kong Basic Law and conflict of laws between mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Politics and Law[edit]

Leung has been politically active and outspoken on radio and television on cross-border matters and is well known as an expert on Chinese Law.

Leung was the editor-in-charge of the Chinese Law Reports from 1993.

LegCo member[edit]

Leung's political opponents accused her of having been supported by the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions in her bid for a Legco seat. She insisted that she was an independent in 2008 and a constructive political force, not a puppet controlled by Beijing.[4] Leung has been a supporter of most governments bills.

Leung is a social conservative, she is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage and equal rights for same-sex couples.

She is currently the chairman of the Legislative Council's Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services.[5]

Leung led opposition to the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement of September 2014.


On 13 January 2010, fellow legislator Albert Chan said that some people "教狗屎法律", literally, "teach dog shit law", in an apparent reference to Leung.[6] Chan refused to withdraw his comment and LegCo president Tsang Yok-sing subsequently ruled that no LegCo rules had been violated. Leung, along with six other legislators, then protested against Tsang's decision, insisting that Albert Chan had defamed her, and walked out of the chamber to boycott the meeting.

LegCo Members' Resignations and By-Election[edit]

On 21 January 2010, in a response to the quasi-referendum on universal suffrage which was triggered by the resignation of five pan-democrat members of LegCo, Leung announced she would introduce a private member's bill which would forbid resigned legislators from running in elections in the same four-year term.[7] Ronny Tong criticised her move as a contravention of the Basic Law: he said such a bill would infringe the right to stand for elections protected under Article 26 and would be inconsistent with Article 74 which prohibits individual legislators from tabling bills that relate to the political structure.[8]

A less-extreme government bill, imposing a six-month prohibition on running for election after resignation, was passed in May 2012, in the face of Filibustering efforts from legislators Leung Kwok-hung and Albert Chan.

Scouts for Occupy Central Movement[edit]

On July 2014, she championed the Hong Kong Government's establishment of the "Voluntary Scouts".[9]



Leung published different articles and books, in English and Chinese, on the areas of Chinese Law, Hong Kong Basic Law and conflict of laws between mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • China Law Reports. Butterworths Asia. (1992–94)
  • Legal Reform of China (co-ed). Joint Publishing Hong Kong. (1994)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Awards. Sweet & Maxwell Asia.(1998)
  • Comparative Studies of Family Law between mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Joint Publishing Hong Kong. (2003)
  • The Hong Kong Basic Law: Hybrid of Chinese Law and Common Law. LexisNexis. (2007)


Leung was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Persons award for the year 2000 by the Christian group Junior Chamber International Hong Kong who, in 2015, claimed membership of about 2,000.[10][11]


  1. ^ Priscilla Leung biodata Archived 4 December 2005 at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  2. ^ Recipients of HKSAR Honours and Awards
  3. ^ "Full-Time Staff, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (CHK)". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Battle for Kowloon West heats up". The Standard. Hong Kong. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services (Membership)". Legislative Council of the HKSAR of the PRC. Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived 17 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  7. ^ "RTHK English News". RTHK. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "ˇ弒母殺妹魔童判入小欖". Sing Tao Daily. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "陳政制意見勿隨便浪費警力 梁美芬倡組志願軍處理群眾運動". Ming Pao. Hong Kong. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Past HKTOYP Awardees". Junior Chamber International Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Introduction to JCI". Junior Chamber International Hong Kong. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon West
With: Starry Lee, James To, Frederick Fung (2008–2012)
Wong Yuk-man (2008–present)
Ann Chiang, Helena Wong, Claudia Mo (2012–present)
Party political offices
New political party Chairman of Kowloon West New Dynamic
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Chan Kin-por
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Wong Kwok-kin
Member of the Legislative Council