The State of Hong Kong’s Autonomy: A Conversation with Legislator Regina Ip

Join Scott Kennedy for a timely conversation with veteran Hong Kong public servant Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee. They discuss Ip’s career in public service, from her days in the bureaucracy to her leadership of the New People’s Party, the nature of the city’s relationship with Beijing after the introduction of the National Security Law, its future in international organizations such as APEC, United States policy toward Hong Kong, and more.

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The Honorable Mrs. Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee is currently a Legislative Council Member, Chairperson of the New People's Party, the Savantas Policy Institute and the Maritime Silk Road Society as well as Court Member of the University of Hong Kong. Mrs. Ip joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong civil service in September 1975 and worked in a wide range of policy areas, including home affairs, security, trade, and industry. She rose through the ranks to Director of Bureau in May 2000. She served as Secretary for Security from August 1998 to July 2003. She has been a Legislative Council Member returned by geographical constituency through direct elections since 2008. Mrs. Ip was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2021.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics