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Commentaries by Alvin Y.H. Cheung

Alvin Y.H. Cheung

Researcher, NYU US-Asia Law Institute

Alvin Y.H. Cheung’s research interests include the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s approach to international law, and the relationship between trade policy and intellectual property. Cheung holds degrees from NYU (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2014) and Cambridge (M.A. 2011), and has worked in Hong Kong as a barrister and as a lecturer in Law & Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • Nov 15, 2016

    Chief Executive C.Y. Leung offers a chilling glimpse into what Trumpian politics in government might look like. In the context of statements made by the then-presidential republican nominee Donald Trump, Cheung illustrates how Chief Executive Leung exemplifies these policies, stances, and personality qualities of Trump. Principles once seen as fundamental to Hong Kong’s continued prosperity as diverse as separation of political powers, freedom of the press, and clean government have all been thrown into question by CY Leung’s administration, as have American values in this year’s election.

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