(Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020 14:23)

Hak Yin Li

Department of International Relations

Associate Professor


  1. 2012 Ph.D. - Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
  2. 2007 M.Phil. - Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  3. 2003 B.A. - Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Teaching and Research Interests:

World Order Issues, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Chinese Foreign Policy, Hong Kong’s International Status, Chinese Politics

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

2019 -

Associate Professor, Tokyo International University


Visiting Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore


Director and Council Member, Hong Kong Political Science Association


Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Lecturer, HKU SPACE Community College


Teaching Associate, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Fellowship & Grants


East Asian Institute Visiting Research Fellow

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

“Hong Kong’s role as a mediator between China and the West: Changes under C. Y. Leung’s Administration” in Joseph Y. S. Cheng (editor), Evaluation of the C.Y. Leung Administration (City University of Hong Kong Press, 2020).

“Leadership in Hong Kong: The fragile “One Country Two Systems” and the China factor” in Lim Tai Wei and Carol Ma (editors), Leadership: Political-economic, Regional Business and Socio-Community Contexts (World Scientific, 2020).

“The evolution of Chinese public diplomacy and the rise of think tanks” (with Seanon Wong), Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, vol.14, iss.1 (2018): 36-46.

“Re-interpreting China’s non-intervention policy towards Myanmar: Leverage, interests and intervention” (with Yongnian Zheng), Journal of Contemporary China, vol.18, no.61 (2009): 617-637.

Institute for International Strategy