I’m Wesley, an incoming first-year law student at the University of Oxford (transferring in after a year doing law at HKU). I chose this (possibly) tumultuous career path because I believe the courts and judicial reform are our best hope for creating a society of equal opportunity. Because it is far too often that we hear populist politicians pandering to the majority at the expense of minority groups. Because fundamental human rights cannot linger in limbo as hate groups make continued inroads.

In February 2019, I spoke at a Legislative Council committee on the woeful incompleteness of the Government’s proposals on discrimination legislation reform, calling for both a widening and deepening of the current measures through enhancing the Equal Opportunities Commission’s power to prosecute under race hate laws that have previously almost never been enforced.

Me presenting at the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Full and translated version available at:Bills Committee on Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

I’m also an avid urban explorer, i.e. someone who enjoys exploring abandoned structures. I’m really interested in all the history and conflict that lies behind seemingly lonely buildings rotting away in a city where unaffordable downtown flats cost hundreds of thousands per square meter. One of my group projects at HKU can be accessed at the Lost in Hong Kong memory trail.

“Ice cream is sold here,” reads a sign on a building whose residents were evicted in what later surfaced as a complex corruption scandal.