Shiling XIAO

Shiling Xiao is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, HKU. His research interests embrace comparative public law, human rights law and judicial review. His scholarly research is primarily focused on Greater China. Shiling graduated from the Southwest University of Political Science with an LLB degree and he received an MPhil degree in International and Comparative Law from the University of Macau. Before starting his PhD, he was a practising lawyer in Mainland China and was called to the bar in 2018.

Field of Study: Comparative Constitutional Law

Thesis Title: Judicialization of Politics in Greater China: Scope, Standards and Intensity of Judicial Review of Four Apex Courts

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Simon Young


Shiling Xiao, ‘Judicial Review and Standards of Review in the Macao SAR: A Study Based on the TUI Decision’ in Ngoc Son Bui, Stuart Hargreaves and Ryan Mitchell (eds), Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law of Greater China (Routledge forthcoming 2022)
Book Review: Proportionality in Asia, (2021) 51(3) HKLJ (forthcoming)
Shiling Xiao, ‘Proportionality, Unreasonableness and a Unified Model: Reframing the Spectrum of Intensity of Judicial Review’ (2021) 51(1) HKLJ 85-113.
Shiling Xiao, ‘Reasonableness: A Better Approach to Positive and Horizontal Fundamental Rights Disputes’ (2019) 6 Law and Economy 134-145. (合理原则:解决积极和横向权利纠纷的更优路径,载《财经法学》2019年第6期,第134-145页)

Macau IEEM Scholarship
Macau GAES Scholarship
Outstanding Graduate of Southwest University of Political Science and Law