Ziying LIANG

LIANG Ziying is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on litigation law and animal protection legislation, particularly the public interest litigation against wildlife crime in Mainland China.

Prior to conduct her doctoral research at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), she held her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from South China Normal University (SCNU, 2013-17). Afterward, she obtained a master’s degree in Procedure Law from the Graduate School of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL, 2017-20) and graduated as an Outstanding Graduate Student from the School of Criminal Justice. Prior to her studies at HKU, she was also actively involved in a national foundation research project as well as national and provincial academic refereed forums.

During her PhD studies at HKU, she also works as a research assistant at the Faculty of Law, assisting in editing books and participating in research projects of the Faculty. She has been appointed as one of the student representatives of the RPg students of the Faculty of Law in the academic year of 2023-24.


[Journal Article] LIANG Ziying, “The PRC’s New Approach to Deterring Pangolin Crime and the Concept of Criminal Incidental Civil Public Interest Litigation”, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp.179-208 (2023).

[Conference Paper] LIANG Ziying, the abstract of the paper “Criminal Incidental Civil Public Interest Litigation: the PRC’s New Approach to Deterring Pangolin Crime and Maintaining Ecological Sustainability”, accepted by the Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting (Sunway University, Malaysia, 2023).

[Conference Paper] LIANG Ziying, “An Empirical Study on Wild Animal Conservation under the Threshold of the Criminal Incidental Civil Public Interest Litigation in the PRC – Based on 496 Judgements”, awarded the Second Prize by the Symposium on Strictly Preventing and Controlling Environmental Risks and Safeguarding National Ecological Security in accordance with the Law (Tianjin University, China, 2022).

[Journal Article] LIANG Ziying, “Identification rules for criminal electronic data from the perspective of big data”, Journal of Liaoning Administrators’ College of Police and Justice, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp.54-60 (2020). (“大数据视域下的刑事电子数据认定规则”,载《辽宁公安司法管理干部学院学报》2020年第5期,第54-60页)

[Conference Paper] LIANG Ziying, “The Validation Rules of The Criminal Electronic Data Based on Big Data”, awarded the Third Prize by the Big Data and Social Governance Symposium (Guangzhou, China, 2020).


Postgraduate Scholarship, HKU, 2021-25
Outstanding Graduate Student, School of Criminal Justice, CUPL, 2020
Academic Scholarship, CUPL, 2018-19
Academic Scholarship, CUPL, 2017-18
Academic Scholarship, SCNU, 2016-17