Joseph Yu-shek CHENG is a retired Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Contemporary China Research Project, City University of Hong Kong. He is the founding editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences and the Journal of Comparative Asian Development. As an independent researcher and writer since 2015, he publishes widely on the political developments in China and Hong Kong, Chinese foreign policy and development in southern China. His recent books include, inter alia, China’s Foreign Policy (2016), Multilateral Approach in China’s Foreign Policy (2018), Political Development in Hong Kong (2020), and Evaluation of the C.Y. Leung Administration (2020). He served as the Convener of the Alliance for True Democracy in Hong Kong, Rector of the New School for Democracy, and a trustee of the Justice Defence Fund in Hong Kong.