Hi, I am Donnie.
Being a blogger, I founded this site in 1999 (one of the foremost Chinese-English bilingual legal blogs). Its name was previously “Legal Beans”. It was renamed to “BLAWGDOG” in 2005.
Being a lawyer, I have 15+ years of experience in intellectual property, information & technology law, and related commercial laws. I advise clients on internet regulations, privacy, as well as IP/IT-related cross-border litigations. In recent years, I spent more time in data privacy in Asia, as well as management of cross-border legal affairs.*
Being an academic, I write articles and blog posts on law and the internet, as well as technology and social development. Previously, I was an assistant professor with the Law Faculty of Yunnan University, a research fellow at the Center for IP Research at China University of Political Science and Law, and a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard (2009-2011). Presently, I am a Steering Committee member of the Digital Asia Hub, a non-profit think tank collaborated by scholars and senior professionals across Asia and Pan Pacific. I am also leading courses for the postgraduate programs at the University of Hong Kong SPACE Executive Academy.
I received two master’s degrees and two doctorate degrees from various universities. This includes an LL.M. from the UC Berkeley School of Law, a JSD in civil and commercial law from the China University of Political Science and Law, and a Ph.D. in common law from the City University of Hong Kong. I was a Fulbright Scholar during 2009-2010.
You may reach me at donnie[at]blawgdog.com.
Click here to see the list of my academic publications.
* This is a personal academic website. Articles published herein do not represent the view of any organization that I am working with. I did not, and will never, disclose client information through this website. To avoid any doubt, I confirm that this website does not provide any legal service.